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Dog Coughing - Are allergies to blame?

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Is your dog coughing, scratching, chewing or does he have hot spots? Has your vet told you that he can’t find any illness or disease that could be causing the symptoms? Then your pooch could be suffering from allergies.

Just like people, a dog’s immune system and nervous system can view any substance as dangerous. Even substances or inhalants that are harmless or classed as healthy to most dogs will cause problems in others.  When their systems feel like they are under attack the fight or flight response is activated in them and this can present itself in a whole array of skin, digestive and respiratory symptoms, which we then call allergic reactions.