PINEHURST, N.C., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With springtime in full swing, Assisi Animal Health, developer of the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as PEMF therapy for animals, discusses allergies in dogs.
Canines and humans have a great many physiological features in common, among which is allergies. Allergies are the body's reaction to the immune system being compromised by environmental factors. Symptoms manifest themselves when allergens are ingested, inhaled, or come in contact with a dog's skin. During the body's effort to expel the substance in question, a variety of symptoms become apparent that can affect the skin, respiratory system, and digestive system.
One of the common types of canine allergies is atopy, which is generally seasonal. Common causes of atopy are ragweed, which will trigger symptoms in autumn, pollen, which is most potent during the spring, and dust mites, which will cause the most noticeable symptoms during the winter when the dog is confined to the indoors. Common symptoms associated with atopy are ear inflammation and infection, persistent rubbing of the face, chewing at an affected area, or wheezing.
Another common type of allergy in dogs is contact dermatitis. Like the name suggests, this type of allergy is caused when a canine comes into contact with a substance that triggers their body's release of histamines, the allergy-causing agent in the body. Although it is less common than atopy, contact dermatitis is generally caused by allergens in carpets, plastic, or certain types of cleaning products. Indications of this type of allergy are intense itching of the area that contacted the allergen, specifically the feet, anal area, face, and limbs. In chronic conditions, some dogs may even experience hair loss.
A third common type of allergy that affects up to 15% of all allergies in dogs is food allergies. These allergies will sometimes occur in tandem with atopy and will affect the dog's digestive system. Gas, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea are common symptoms. However, a dog with food allergies will also exhibit nasal discharge, swollen paws, eye irritation, excessive coughing and sneezing, or itchy skin.
Most allergies require a visit to the vet, resulting in specific shampoos, symptom specific pharmaceuticals and in many instances a simple change in diet.
Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.
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