Canine Allergy Checklist

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Take Precautions at Home

  • If you have more than one pet, feed other dogs in a different location to ensure your allergic dog doesn't eat their food.
  • Keep all dogs out of the room at your mealtime, so they don't receive table scraps.
  • Don't give your dogs human food or non-approved treats.
  • Don't offer seemingly “harmless” items, such as toothpaste or edible toys, because they could contain a potential allergen.
  • Keep your dogs away from garbage and compost receptacles.

Work With Your Veterinarian

  • Ask your veterinarian about medications your dog is taking. Some medications can trigger an allergic reaction in some dogs.
  • Keep a journal of other foods your dog may have eaten, so if there is a reaction, you can provide useful information to your veterinarian.
  • Work with your veterinarian to determine the best dog food for your dog's allergies.
  • Contact your veterinarian with any questions or concerns.