I was given this question by an older gentleman in a Facebook group a few weeks back. He was asking what he could do to prevent those dog allergies ear infections. I had been on the receiving end of these questions a few times before, and though I’ve always been happy to help, I haven’t used all of my medical knowledge to answer this question.
I’m very sorry to say that there are many things that can cause allergies and ear infections in dogs. These are called “idiopathic” allergies and “idiopathic” ear infections. The most common allergies are to “fruits” (which causes hives) and “milk” (which causes ear infections). Other common allergens include “peanut” and “fish.
Dogs are very permissive to certain allergens and even though they are not a health risk to themselves, they can still have reactions from these allergens. Usually these reactions are mild and the dog is able to tolerate the allergens. However, some dogs may have severe reactions to these allergens and have to have some immediate medical attention.
For dogs that have allergies, the first step is to see if it’s caused by a pet. Most dogs are not allergic to cats or dogs, but if it is, a pet can be a good friend for the dog.
Dog allergies are most often caused by certain types of pet dander (such as cat dander and dog dander), which is a protein found in fur, saliva, and urine. It is very common to have dogs with allergies to certain types of dander. For example, if you are allergic to cats, or have cats in your home, you may not be allergic to dog dander. Dogs can also be allergic to dog dander and cats can be allergic to dog dander.
If you have allergies to both cat and dog dander, the first thing to do is to do a dog allergy test, which will determine your dog’s sensitivity to certain cat dander types. For pets that don’t have a dog allergy, it’s also a good idea to get some cat allergies and see if pets will be sensitive to certain cat dander types. If you have pets with allergies to cat dander, it may be a good idea to have them tested as well.
In addition to cat allergies, dogs can also be sensitive to certain dog dander types. There are six dander types to be found, but the most common are: cat (Cat Dander), dog (Dander), dog (Dander), dog (Dander), and dog (Dander). If you have a pets sensitivity to dander, you can get a dog allergy test and see if you are the only person with pets allergies to these dander types.
There are so many things you can be allergic to, in fact, that a dog allergy test can yield a very positive result. If it shows you are allergic to dog dander (the most common dander type), you may not necessarily be allergic to cat dander (which is found in a smaller number of people). However, if it shows you are allergic to dog dander, you may not necessarily be allergic to cat dander, either.
People who have dog allergies, and are allergic to cat dander are at a higher risk for cat scratch fever, which is an ear infection. If you take some allergy medication for your pet (like an antihistamine) you may be more likely to get ear infections. People with cat allergies are also at a higher risk for allergic reactions to the pet’s dander, although the dander itself is less likely to cause allergic reactions.
Dander allergies are thought to be caused by the common allergen Canis lupus, but there are also some cases of people with allergies only to certain dander allergens (like cat dander) where severe reactions can occur.