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Caring For Rottweiler Allergies

Jun 26, 2008
Dogs can suffer from allergies the same as humans. Some Rottweiler allergies that your dog can have include food allergens, flea allergies, bacterial allergens, contact allergens and atopy. You should be aware of the particular characteristics of each of these allergens in order to provide the proper Rottweiler care for your dog.

Food is the first of the Rottweiler allergies that you should be aware of, this can be any type of food and the first step you need to take is determining which food is causing the allergy. The offending food will likely cause your dog to scratch, chew or lick.

Next on the list are flea allergies, which are pretty easy to determine. If your Rottweiler has been scratching their tail or is experiencing hair loss, scabs and sores then you will need to take them to the vet. The vet will determine if your pet has fleas. The saliva from the fleas can be causing your Rottweiler allergies.

Flea allergies are pretty easy to determine. You should take your Rottweiler to the vet if they have been scratching their tail or are experiencing hair loss, scabs and sores. The vet will check your pet for fleas. Your Rottweiler allergies can result from the saliva of the fleas. To eliminate this allergy your vet will give a flea control product. Your dog's skin is also home to normal bacteria called staphylococci, which can sometimes cause Rottweiler allergies. This allergen causes crusts to develop on the skin and the dog to lose hair as a result of the scratching. Your vet will administer antibiotics for this type of allergy.

The most rare of all Rottweiler allergies is contact allergens, but they can happen. Flea collars, plastic food bowls, pet sweaters, plants and grass or wool bedding can cause contact allergies. The symptoms of these Rottweiler allergies include swelling, redness, itching and hair loss. You should eliminate all but one on the list and then narrow down the culprit so you can remove it and allow your dog to heal.

The last of the Rottweiler allergies is atopy or inhalant allergies, which are caused by environmental factors such as dust mites, molds, house dust, human dander, feathers or pollen. A dog with these allergies will tend to chew, lick and scratch in specific areas such as the face, paws, abdomen, armpits or the genital areas.

The area will then have a reddish-brown stain due to the itching. Your vet will do a test and then find the best way to get rid of the allergy, which can be medicated shampoos, antihistamines, allergy shots, diet changes or corticosteroids.

Remember that your pet has breed specific problems when it comes to choosing a vet for them. This is why you should look for a vet that is aware of the specific conditions a Rottweiler can develop and is familiar with all the particulars of Rottweiler care. The best method to selecting a vet for your Rottweiler is from the recommendations of your breeder or other Rottweiler owners.
About the Author
About the author: Sharon Davies is a passionate lover of the Rottweiler and has a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Rottweiler. Among other topics there, you can also learn all about Rottweiler Allergies plus a whole lot more.
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