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Dog allergy can cause your pets to scratch and bite themselves

Dog allergy can cause your pets to scratch and bite themselves until they have skin infections that need treatment with antibiotics. Allergens are substances in the environment that cause the immune system to react as if it has been poisoned. 
Fleas are the main cause of dog skin allergy. Dogs will sometime become allergic to flea saliva. When this is the case, the bite of a single flea can cause your pet to start chewing, especially around his tail and inside the hind legs. Dogs with flea bite allergy may often chew themselves raw. 

The best way to avoid flea bite dermatitis is to control the fleas. Flea control is essential to the success in treating a dog skin allergy. There are many flea products to choose from, including once-a-month treatments, pills, shampoos, and sprays. Also some dog owners swear by garlic, adding garlic powder or garlic tablets into their pets food. 

Dog allergy for humans are caused by dander, hair or skin proteins, saliva, or fur itself. There is no dog breed that is truly non-allergenic (not allergy causing) because all dogs produce dander (shed skin cells), and saliva. 

Poodles, Bichon Frisť, Bedlington Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Maltese, Portuguese Water Dog, Italian Greyhound, Basenji and the Chinese Crested are the most suitable dog breeds for allergic people. 

Bathe your dogs one to four times a month depending on need -- using a mild herbal or medicated shampoo and a canine cream rinse helps prevent overdrying of the skin. Also a supplement that contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids will help the skin and coat. 

Controlling the amount of animal dander in the home is a very important part of treating a dog allergy. Bare, easy to clean floors, such as tile, in all the rooms where the dogs spent most of their time is very important. 

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