Your four-legged friend scratches and itches and you suspect an allergy in the dog? It could probably prove to be correct, as allergies are one of the most common skin diseases in dogs. They are also a common cause of ear infections or other skin infections. In this article we will cover this topic in detail.
What is an allergy in dogs?
In general, an allergy, whether in humans or animals, has one thing in common: they are congenital. However, this does not mean that the body or the immune system immediately combats certain substances. Repeated contact with an allergen is necessary before an allergic reaction can develop.
The body’s defence mechanisms normally react pathologically to mostly harmless substances.
After repeated contact with certain allergens, the body begins to fight them. Allergens are the substances or substances that trigger this allergic reaction of the immune system.
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