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‘Atchoo…’ Signs You Could Be Allergic to Your Dog

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In America, about 45% of homes have a dog, and many pet owners complain about being allergic to their fur. To have a dog and be allergic to it can be quite frustrating. Honestly, how can one just keep away from those beautiful cuddly creatures? Let’s learn some common symptoms and their causes through this blog to help all dog owners identify whether or not they are allergic to their pets.

Symptoms of Allergic To Dogs

Some dog owners display skin allergies, while others show nasal allergies. For example, you may experience breakouts or rashes when your dog licks you, or you may start sneezing every time you come near your pet. Other more severe allergies include breathing difficulties and watery eyes. Here are the most common allergy types that you might experience:

1.Coughing and Wheezing

If you cough or wheeze whenever your pet is around, chances are that you’re allergic to your dog. Some dogs trigger allergy symptoms while others don’t. Long-haired breeds are more likely to shed fur than short-haired dogs. Therefore, observe whether your cough is seasonal or tends to stay throughout the year. If it’s the latter, you might be allergic to your dog’s hair.

2.Nasal Congestion

Experiencing an off-season blocked nose? You might be allergic to your dog. Nevertheless, we suggest you consult a doctor for effective diagnoses and treatment if the problem persists for long.


Shedding coats and dry, flaky skin are two major factors that induce asthma among pet owners. We understand how difficult it can be to have a furball and not cuddle with it. However, you need to prioritize your health and implement all safety measures to reduce health concerns around the house.

A sick woman looking at her pills in bed.

4.Other Symptoms

Pet allergies caused by inflammation of nasal passages include:

  • Constant nose rubbing

  • Swelling or bluish skin

  • Facial pain or pressure

  • Frequent awakening at night

  • Postnasal drip

  • Sore throat

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Chest tightness

  • Audible whistling or ringing in your ears

  • Trouble sleeping

What to Do?

It’s essential to choose the right breed to minimize your risk of being allergic to your pet. Opt for short-haired and low-maintenance pups such as tiny Goldendoodles or standard bernedoodles, as these are intelligent beings that don’t require much company.

To adopt a bernedoodle today, contact us. We, at Powder Mountain Puppies, have a litter of puppies you can choose from. Our pups are trained, vaccinated, and healthy! For more details, call us today!

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