Symptoms of hay-fever in dogs are mostly similar to those suffered by humans but some are uniquely canine. They can range from Itching, a rash on the face or feet, to hair loss due to excessive scratching. Watery eyes, a runny nose and sneezing are also indications that your dog could be suffering from a seasonal allergy.
A dog can develop hay-fever at any time in their life . With different allergens developing seasonally, there is potential for your dog to be affected all year round. The main irritants are: tree pollen from late March to mid-May, grass pollen from mid-May to July and weed pollen from June to September. Added to this, your dog could be allergic to dust mites all year round too!
If you feel hayfever symptoms and see pollen levels rise, your dog will probably be suffering as well. Here’s how you can help him:
If your dog’s symptoms are especially severe, please ask your vet for advice.