9 Dog Breeds That Are More Susceptible to Allergies

9 Dog Breeds That Are More Susceptible to Allergies

Allergies can be a common issue for dogs just as it is for humans. Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to developing allergies which can lead to health problems such as atopic dermatitis. It is important for dog parents to be aware of which breeds are more susceptible to allergies and take steps to prevent or manage them.

Below are some dog breeds that are susceptible to developing allergies: 

  1. Boxers: They are often allergic to wheat and can develop rashes from contact with various trees and weeds.
  1. Golden Retrievers: They are prone to many types of allergies including atopic dermatitis.
  1. Labradors: They have similar allergies as Golden Retrievers and may also be allergic to chicken, fish, beef, soy, corn, and eggs.
  1. German Shepherds: They can be triggered by wheat, dairy, corn, soy, beef, and chicken.
  1. Bull Terriers: They often have atopic dermatitis caused by detergents and chemicals.
  1. Bichon Frise: They are known to have harsh reactions to parasite bites and food allergies.
  1. Maltese: They can have allergic reactions to fabrics and plastics.
  1. Cocker Spaniels: They may experience itchiness in their ears and feet due to allergens such as sand and pollen.
  1. Brussels Griffons: They may show symptoms of allergies in their skin folds, ears, feet, and tummy.

It is recommended to consult with a veterinarian if you notice any symptoms of allergies in your dog.

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