Can a dog be allergic to other dogs?

Dogs can be allergic to other dogs, but there’s more proof in vet books that different allergens bother dogs more than other dogs.

Allergies in dogs pile up and trigger reactions.

If a dog is allergic to other dogs, it’s likely linked to other underlying allergies building up.

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How to know if your dog is having an allergic reaction

Dog allergies are different from humans’. They build up gradually and show various signs.

Think of it like thresholds. Above, there’s an allergy; below, no reaction.

Dogs often have many triggers that add up until they cause an allergic reaction.

Reducing one trigger lowers the overall allergy, but adding more raises the threshold and causes a reaction.

Dogs’ allergies pile up together to cause a reaction, unlike in humans where one allergen can trigger a reaction on its own.

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Spotting dog allergies isn’t always easy unless you know their specific signs.


Dogs don’t sneeze or get runny noses like humans when they’re allergic.

If a dog’s face swells or they have a severe allergic reaction, it’s an emergency.

This can be life-threatening and indicates something serious.

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Dogs rarely have severe reactions to normal things unless they’re stung or eat something odd.

Allergies in dogs often show as itchy skin, especially on their feet and belly.

They lick, chew, and scratch these areas, sometimes seeming like they’re grooming too much.

Scratching can make their feet and bellies turn really red.


This article was compiled with the help of Artificial Intelligence