Does your pit bull dog have dry, flaky skin? Do you notice red, itchy bumps peeking through his fur? Does your pit bull constantly sneeze, cough or have watery eyes?
If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions you pit bull dog is indeed an allergy sufferer. Learn the different types of pit bull allergies and how you can identify them.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Those pesky little fleas do more to your pit bull dog than just little bites. Flea allergy dermatitis is the medical term veterinarians use to describe itchy, scaly skin caused by a flea’s saliva. If your dog is suffering from allergies that you just can’t put your finger on, he is probably suffering from an allergy caused by fleas.Not all dogs react to the flea’s saliva when the parasite bites, but dogs with a sensitive immune system will react in an allergy as soon as 15 minutes after the flea bites. Reddening of the skin, localized lesions (lesions can be found on the ears, rump, and underbelly of the dog), hair loss, manipulation of the skin, excessive scratching, excessive licking causing hair to turn brown in color, restlessness and an uncomfortable overall stature.