My pet is a six-year-old female Dalmatian named Gracie. Recently I noticed that she has developed dust allergy which turns into spasms. She has difficulty in breathing and makes wheezing sounds. How can she be cured? Please help.


Dogs too suffer allergic skin diseases like atopy or flea allergies. Avoiding allergens is best but not always practicable. Some allergies cannot be cured but can be managed very well with available safer medications. Other option is to try inhalation therapy using bronchodilators or steroids with nebulisers made for pets. Balanced and complete food with omega fatty acids may also help.

Question by – Deeti Chatterjee, Kolkata