Just like humans, dogs suffer from minor ailments that can be treated in the same way as humans. These ailments may also be signs that your dog needs to undergo a complete medical exam.
Flea infestations are common, especially in dog trainers. As with humans, fleas are highly vectors of human tapeworms. Flea infestations can be treated just like flea poisoning, but flea medicine is more potent and effective.
Small parasitic organisms will often cause no problems but they may cause intestinal obstructions, intestinal worms or kidney stones. The parasite, usually eggs, can be expelled from the body of the dog in an emetic through the nose or rectal route.
Dog allergens can range from pollen to dust. If your dog is sensitive to pollen, give him a physical exam, which will allow you to identify the source of the allergies. If it is dust, it may be possible to air clean the house. If it is a reaction to a known allergen, you may be able to identify the allergen. For example, if your dog is allergic to cat dander, you may be able to find cat dander, either through a blood test or a hemoglobin test. Most likely, you will need to take your dog to a veterinarian to help resolve the allergy.
To determine the cause, take your dog to a veterinarian for testing. After diagnosis, you may be able to eliminate the cause of the allergy.
Take your dog to a veterinarian who will prescribe an antihistamine to reduce your dog’s symptoms.
The best thing to do if your dog’s symptoms are making your dog miserable and it is making you miserable as well is to take your dog to a veterinarian who can diagnose the cause and prescribe the most appropriate treatment. Remember, these symptoms are normal in dogs and it is abnormal to have any of these symptoms.