It's allergy season here. I know because my dog has taken up her semi annual itching and all the pollen lingering on the ground.
Last September I took my pup to the vet because I thought she might have had an ear infection as that was the primary area she was itching. Turns out, she like I, has allergies when the pollen decides to grace us with it's presences. However, instead of taking her to the vet twice a year for a cortisone shot, my vet gave me a simple solution. When allergy season strikes, give your dog half a Benadryl. Yes, the same thing I take works the same way for her. Only I give her a smaller dose than I take for myself. While it's always best to take your dog or animal to the vet first to get a proper diagnosis, always remember to ask your vet if there are any home remedies. Most places will give you an honest answer, and if they don't it may be time to find a new vet. After all avoiding a vet visit is a better solution for you and your pooch. My pup does not enjoy any time spent in the vets office! Please note, this post is not to say never take your animal to the vet. Of course, you should take your pet to the vet if you feel it necessary. But remember to ask questions like you would at your own visit. After all, it may help you and your pet with a better recovery.