Preventing Boston Terrier allergies
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 very sensitive stomach and suffer from intestinal gas, their digestive system goes hay wire 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 their 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 you dog. The Boston Terrier's reaction will be to itch a lot, have gastrointestinal problems, get 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 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 everyday, 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 for a pet. For this reason it is important to take proper measure to ensure that your Boston Terrier will be healthy and live a happy long life.