Dogs can be allergic to some of the same things as their human counterparts. Dry skin and excessive shedding of that winter coat can cause dogs to scratch. And scratching may cause a 'hot spot' or open wound prone to infection.
Bathing your best buddy in colloidal oatmeal or adding a drop of coconut oil in his bath water can help with springtime 'itchies'. Putting coconut oil in his food may also stop discomfort.
If Fido is sneezing, drooling, or his face appears swollen please contact your veterinarian, immediately; allergies can cause serious health issues in people and in dogs.
If you know of a dog in Gloucester City at risk for abuse or neglect please call us. We can help. Our number is 856.981.8957.
(Thank you very much in the Cherokee language)
Owner, Brother of the Wolf, LLC
Pictured: Members of the GCPD canine squad handlers pose with the author, Dawn Watson and Brandy, a therapy and service dog owned by Miguel Perez.