My five-year-old Lab is having skin allergy, please help.

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Allergies are common in dogs and some common allergies included atopy, food allergy, contact allergy and flea allergy which cause skin rashes, itching, etc. Flea control, identifying and avoiding food ingredients/contacts, helps your pet to free from respective allergies. However, atopy, which is most common allergy in pets, has genetic basis and pets show allergy to environmental pollens, molds, dander (shed skin cells), house dust, tobacco smoke and a variety of other substances. Such cases cannot be cured but required multimodal approach to manage. So, efforts should be directed at managing your pet’s symptoms and secondary infections using approved topical and oral medications.

Question by – Ranjeet, Indore

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