Allergy is a common phenomenon in all forms of life. There are many forms and formats of skin infections which can affect dogs and humans. Here I would like to give you a brief idea about the different and the most common infections that is experienced by both dogs and humans.
Allergy in dogs
Just like people, dogs also get infected and show allergic reactions like scratching itching ad biting the skin. This is a natural response form the immune system which senses a presence of a foreign and unwelcomed presence in the skin. Some of the common skin disorders which affect the dogs are:
- Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD): This is a skin disorder which is caused due to a reaction towards flea saliva. This is a very common condition which is found in dogs. It has been noted that it is not the bite of the flea but the saliva that causes the itching in dogs. It only needs a couple of fleas’ saliva to cause some serious itching in the dogs.
- Food allergies: Food allergies are another common allergy disorders found in dogs. Similar to human certain foods can cause or trigger an allergic reaction. There can be several symptoms which includes itchy and oozing skin, coughing or sneezing, irritated eyes and so on.
- Environmental allergies: This is another major category of dog allergies. Our environment is a mixture of many elements and components. Many of them are suitable for humans and dogs whereas there are many which can cause some serious irritation in dogs and humans alike. There are many outdoor irritants in the form of ragweed, grasses and pollens along with many internal irritants like mold, dust mites, cleaning chemicals and fabrics like wool and cotton. Now this is a challenge where the owner of the pet should knows whether the irritants are indoor or outdoor bound. If it is an indoor irritant, the pet will show year around symptoms. Similarly if it is an outdoor irritant then the dog will show seasonal symptom.
Dog allergies in humans
Dog allergies in humans are a common situation where human immune system reacts to elements related to dogs. Main factor of dog allergy in humans is Dog dander. It also doesn't need a presence of dog for the triggering of the allergy. As dog dander gets everywhere even in places where dogs have not even been there. Some of the common symptoms which are showed by the allergy in humans are: coughing, wheezing, itchy eyes, itchy nose and sneezing. Some people also have some serious skin reactions when they come into contact with dog dander. Dog hairs can also trigger this reaction in humans like wheezing and sneezing which are pretty common.
Dog allergies and allergies in dogs are pretty common. It depends on the body as different body reacts differently for different factors. Allergy can be controlled to a great extent by keeping the surroundings clean.