Preventing Boston Terrier allergies
Many of us humans get allergies, and so do our Boston Terriers. As a matter of fact, your Boston Terrier and you can be allergic to the same things, and sometimes (though rarely) to each other. Depending on what the sufferer is allergic to, managing your Boston Terrier allergies can be overwhelming emotionally and financially.
Food allergies are usually triggered by the protein component of dog food. Your Boston Terrier may be allergic to chicken, turkey, pork, beef, lamb, or horse meat. Because Boston Terriers have a very sensitive stomach and suffer from intestinal gas, their digestive system goes haywire when they eat something they are allergic to. A simple diet change will help you in the step to curing your dog's allergy. Switch your dog to a low antigen diet, preferably something he hasn't eaten yet like potato, rabbit, venison, or duck.
There are several types of Boston Terrier allergies. Your Boston Terrier's allergies may be triggered by one or several of the following: inhalants, food, contact, fleas, and bacteria.
Some Boston Terrier allergies are triggered by inhalants. Boston Terriers can be allergic to the same things as humans are, like all types of pollens, mildew, molds, and dust mites. Most dogs develop these allergies from spring until fall. Unlike us, Boston Terriers don't get runny noses when they inhale something they're allergic to. Instead, they get really itchy. They'll scratch, chew and lick every area of their body including their feet.
The reason for food allergies is that the Boston Terrier becomes allergic to the protein element of the food that you are usually feeding your dog. The Boston Terrier's reaction will be to itch a lot, have gastrointestinal problems, get a chronic ear infection or have respiratory distress.
Boston Terrier allergies can be sparked off by inhalants and the dog will get irritated by something floating around in the air. But unlike us, dogs won't get a runny nose, sneeze, or allergic rhinitis. They will scratch themselves when they inhale something they are allergic to. The best way to prevent this is to keep your house clean. Vacuum and tidy up your place every day, especially your Boston Terrier's bed. While doing this though, keep your dog in a separate place room or something.
Remember how your mom fusses over you? Well, you really have to fuss over your Boston Terrier to prevent his or her allergies from acting up. If your Boston Terrier is female, take that worrying up a notch because female dogs usually get more allergies than male ones. Keep your house and your pet's living area clean. Bring your Boston Terrier to a veterinarian regularly.
Because Boston Terriers are very expressive and doting, people and families love having them as a pet. For this reason, it is important to take proper measures to ensure that your Boston Terrier will be healthy and live a happy long life.
Let us know below if your Boston Terrier is or has suffered from allergies. If so, how did you deal with it and what advice can you share with other Boston Terrier owners to help them as well.