Do Chihuahuas Have Allergies?

October 21, 2013

Chihuahua Allergy
Well, unfortunately, yes, Chihuahuas can have allergies. Dogs can have 2 types of allergies. Dog’s external allergy occurs most often. If your Chihuahua has an external allergy, then your pet is allergic to things from the outside of their own body, these might be dust, pollen etc. Most frequently Chihuahuas have allergy to dog shampoo.

But they also might have an internal allergy, this means that your dog has an allergy reaction to something from the inside of its body. This might be dog food or drugs. The easiest way to treat such allergy is to avoid the source of dog’s allergy.

But it’s not easy when you do not know yet what exactly makes your Chihuahua suffer. Dog’s allergies occur quite often, 20% of all dogs have it.

How to recognise an external allergy? Like we already said, it causes your dog to have an allergic reaction to something from the outside of its body. The most frequent symptom of such allergy is itching. Well, a dog might scratch because of fleas too, but if it hasn’t fleas, then it’s most likely an external allergy.

Internal allergies occurs of something that was ingested by your dog, it might cause coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath, a wheezing noise and expulsion of mucus from the dog's nose or mouth. Often dog have food allergy, it will cause vomiting and/or diarrhoea, which is not normal for a healthy dog. If you give your Chihuahua good and proper food, but the dog still have these symptoms, then it’s most likely a food allergy.