Causes of Dog Allergies to Grass
- Grass is a contact allergen. It is one of the least common allergies in dogs.
- Dogs who are afflicted with contact allergies usually have atopy or inhalant allergy problems too.
- This makes them also prone to airborne allergens to dust, chemicals,pollens and molds.
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Dog Grass Allergy Treatment
- All of these allergens can make for a very itchy, scratchy, sneezy life.
- The treatment of choice with contact allergens, of course, is to avoid the allergen. Many times this is easier said than done, especially in reference to grass.
- It is recommended if your dog has a contact allergy to grass, he should also avoid other common things that cause contact allergies. This would include plastics, wool, rubber, latex and nickel or metals.
- Dog allergies to grass require limiting your walks with your pet to paved streets and sidewalks.
- Grass pollen lasts up to the end of summer. Limit time outdoors as much as possible or bath the dog after prolonged exposures.
- If you or other family members spend long periods out romping around in the grass, change clothes, and shower before playing with your dog.
- Use stainless steel bowls for food and water instead of plastics.
- Home Remedies and Treatment for Dogs Contact Allergies
- Use hypoallergenic detergents for bedding and hypoallergenic shampoos.
- Undiluted lemon juice can ease the itch. If open areas are present, use a soothing salve that has antiseptic properties like marigolds and honey. You can also apply chamomile as an anti inflammatory agent and cloves is excellent for numbing. Grind your own. They will be preserved longer.