Post Nasal Drip Remedies

Allergies, otherwise known as hypersensitivity, do not exclude anyone. Whatever specie you are, may you be a human being or an animal, allergies are indeed frustrating. Dogs do not manifest signs and symptoms of allergic reactions similarly with humans. Thus, many pet owners tend to ignore or misdiagnose the condition of their dogs. It is vital to understand the manifestations of hypersensitivity in dogs to properly manage the problem.

While humans have allergic reactions to a variety of allergens, dogs can suffer from hypersensitivity when exposed to the same allergens as well. Common allergens that affect both humans and dogs are food products, dairy products, particular type of plastics or fabrics, dusts, pollens, grass, mites, molds, flea bites, and even other pets. The most common manifestations of allergic reaction are itching and appearance of various skin problems. In dogs, they may scratch themselves excessively, rub their face or body against rough surfaces such as couch, furniture, or floor. They might experience irritation in the feet so they tend to outrageously bite their feet. Hair loss and skin rashes or redness are another common signs. Respiratory symptoms can also occur as a result of the reaction, although these can also be caused by bacterial or viral infestations. Post-nasal drip is one. It is characterized by excessive secretion of mucus that goes down the throat instead of being expelled through the nose. As a result, the dog tends to swallow more frequently to ease congestion. He/she may also manifest excessive sneezing or coughing as a normal mechanism to remove the mucus blocking the airways. Bad breath and noisy, abnormal breathing are also apparent. Furthermore, he/she may lose his/her normal appetite for food and show lack of energy.

Diagnosis for allergies includes simple blood tests. Another test performed is obtaining skin samples in order to study the substance that is causing your dog’s allergies. Once the allergen has been determined, you certainly have to remove it from your pet. For example, if your dog is allergic to plants, remove those plants away from your dog. The veterinarian can also determine the presence of post-nasal drip through various tests such as examination for any inflammation or swelling, characteristics of nasal secretions, ability to breath with his/her mouth closed, and inflammation of lymph nodes.There are few simple post nasal drip remedies that you can do at home. If the condition is a result of an allergic reaction, then remove the irritating substance or source. Medications can also be given . Be sure to administer all the prescribed treatments by the veterinarian. You can wipe nasal discharges. Dogs eat foods that have pleasant smell. Since your pet is suffering from a respiratory problem, he/she may not be able to smell eat well and thus, he/she would not like to eat it. Offer foods that are warmed and have enticing smell. Apart from these post nasal drip remedies, you can give vaccines to prevent the recurrence of such condition and other respiratory ailments .

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