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My dogs always seem to be scratching more in the late summer, early fall. Can dogs suffer from seasonal allergies through their skin?

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Hi Pam,
Absolutely dogs can have seasonal allergies. My dogs get them every year, one much more than the other. They can also get them in the Springtime.
Fall allergies seems to start as soon as the leaves begin to fall in August and get worse the more the leaves fall. Could be sap, mold, flea bites, many things can be the cause so you may need to see the vet. Often they prescribe benadryl or another antihistamine. It does help but often causes the same effect on your dog as it does to human- sleepiness. Bathing more frequently can help keep the dander and allergens down on the pooch. Remember insects bite and have the same itchy effect as it does on us…
Take your dogs collar off at night if their tags keep you awake when they are scratching.
It usually begins to slow down as the weather gets cooler.
good luck!

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ElizaBeth CRONK (Horch)

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Professional Dog Groomer-How to groom dogs- all breeds but specialize in the Art of the Hand Plucked Terrier, Bichon and Portugese Water Dog. Scissoring, clippering, and most known for hand plucked terrier skills. I am well known for my private business in Manhattan. I train owners and professionals looking to upgrade their skills Trained at NY School of Dog Grooming and apprenticed with several Internationally known expert breeders, handlers, and judges, assisted many years Westminster and Montgomery Kennel club shows.

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28 years private residential dog grooming service- I have groomed over 30,000 dogs I teach professionals and private clients

Organizations
Member Twin Brooks Kennel CLub- NJ Morris and Essex Kennel Club American Fox Terrier Club

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terrierific.net DVD Splish Splash the Doggies Bath- a how to for basic dog bathing Terrierific Facebook Fan page consultant for various pet publications and manufacturers of pet products

Education/Credentials
New York School of Dog Grooming/ worked with many professional handlers, assisted many dog shows, bred my own dogs, private tutoring

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private listing over 250
video now available on website testimonials on website

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