Monday, February 8, 2016

Pugs and Allergies

Does your Pug sneeze and cough more than usual?  It maybe allergies, yes, allergies.  Pugs like humans can have allergies.  Pugs can be allergic to food, outside and/or inside allergens.  If your Pug starts to have diarrhea, vomiting or not eating s usual they may be allergic to their food.  In this case, the best thing to do it eliminate that last thing you introduced them too before the sickness came on.  If multiple things were added, it is best to eliminate everything and start all over.  Start giving your Pug one thing at a time per week if nothing happens then you are safe to introduce the next item.  If the diarrhea, vomiting or your pug is not eating again then it may be the last item, stop it and see what happens, at least this will help to pinpoint what the item is that they seem to be allergic to or have an allergic reaction to.  If you are unable to locate or symptoms worsen please take them to your veterinarian immediately. 

Outside certain allergens such as pesticides, ragweed, pollen and etcetera to name a few maybe what your Pug could be allergic to.  Noting what your Pug is around, the time of day whether it was day or night, kind of weather (rain or shine), the time of year and how long it happened would help your veterinarian narrow down the type of allergens.  If your Pug seems to be having a reaction or allergy attack it is best to bring your Pug in immediately or as soon as you bring your Pug in the home it is best to bath your Pug to help wash off the allergens, also seek medical attention.

Inside your home there are also allergens within cleaning products, bathing products, or even a laundry detergent that may be passed onto your Pug as you pet your Pug, wash your Pug’s blankets/beds, or another person petting your Pug.  Symptoms is usually scratching, coughing and wheezing.  Again, noting what your Pug was doing or who is around your Pug before they have an allergy issue.  Sometimes it can be as simple as changing the detergent, cleaning product or washing one’s hands before petting your Pug to help control the indoor allergens. 

Allergies in Pugs are just like humans’ allergies which can be extremely dangerous without the proper medical attention.  High quality dog food, all natural pesticides, and all natural cleaning can help eliminate some potential allergens for you and your Pug.   However, it is best to consult your veterinarian. 

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