Spring Allergies and Your Dachshund

Soon we will begin to notice the yellowy pollen in the air, covering outdoor surfaces and bringing red noses and sniffled to countless people – perhaps even you! While we can stock up on allergy relief medicines or visit a doctor for remedies to combat allergy symptoms, your dog isn’t as luck and may also be suffering from some springtime allergies.

It is not uncommon for dogs to experience seasonal allergies, especially since they spend majority of their days outside sniffing, laying and rolling in the grass. What may seem uncommon, however, is the symptoms. It’s not always easy to tell if you your pup is suffering from allergies, especially since their respiratory tracts are not typically irritated by pollen and dander. Instead you will see an allergen problem with skin inflammation or irritation.

I Heart Dogs says that some of the most common signs your dachshund may be suffering from an environmental allergy include: 

  • Red and irritated skin that looks similar to a rash, particularly on the body parts that come in contact with the grass.
  • Constant scratching and scratching to the point that the skin becomes irritated.
  • Irritated, red and very itchy ears.
  • Compulsive licking of the paws or belly. Your dog may be feeling the itch that it is trying to stop with a persistent licking.
  • Some dogs will also have hair loss when being exposed to allergens for an extended period of time.
  • Hot spots on the body that become red and inflamed, often in spin areas most exposed to allergens.
  • Puffy or runny eyes, especially if both are happening more often.

Not all breeds of dog are bothered by allergies, although dachshunds are one of the breeds that can be troubled by seasonal pollen and dander. If you notice any of these symptoms, speak with your veterinarian to test your dog and see what kind of things you can do to help keep your dog comfortable this allergy season.

At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we have been working with dachshunds for decades and offer healthy, happy and well-mannered pups that are sure to be a wonderful addition to your home. Learn more about our latest puppies online or call us today at 334-385-2600 or 713-591-7412 to learn more about upcoming litters.