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It’s Pollen Season! How to Help Your Allergic Dog, Naturally.

September 17, 2021 3 min read

The pollen flying around this time of year can be challenging for sensitive dogs (and their humans!) Here are some clues that your dog may be suffering from seasonal allergies, and ways you can help.

1. The nose knows!

Check your dog’s snout. If he suddenly comes down with a runny nose and fits of sneezing, he could be suffering from seasonal allergies!

2. The eyes are the window

Just like us, dogs can get red, itchy eyes when bothered by environmental irritants like pollen or grass. Red or swollen eyes could be a sign that your dog could use a break from the great outdoors!

3. Itchy, itchy, itchy!

One of the most common (and frustrating) allergic reactions in dogs is itchiness. It can manifest in a variety of places - itchy skin, itchy ears, itchy toes, itchy itchy everywhere. If your pet is suffering from the itchies, you’re in the right place. 100% natural products from Coat Defense have helped safely soothe the skin of thousands of dogs and horses!

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Natural ways to help ease your dog's allergies

Seasonal allergies can be a real pain, but there are ways to help ease allergic reactions that are safe, natural, and easy.


Avoid the irritant as much as possible

Sometimes simply avoiding the irritant can be helpful. It can be tough to keep your dog indoors for days, but limiting your outings as much as possible and staying away from foliage can ease symptoms. Some environmental irritants are short lived. During certain pollen releases and other temporary bad air quality days, staying indoors and playing with tug toys on the carpet instead of throwing the ball outside might be your best bet!

You can keep an eye on your local pollen count and watch for what is coming next by checking

Protect your dog before going outside

Customers tell us our all natural Daily Preventative Powder is a must-have for their sensitive dogs during allergy season. Sprinkling some powder on your dog before going outside creates a barrier that helps protect the dog’s belly, paws and other sensitive areas from allergens like pollen and dust. The bentonite clay in the formula also protects your dog by continuously drawing allergens from the skin before they can create a full blown immune response.

Remember to remove irritants from your dog

It's easy to forget that when we come back inside from a walk the outdoors comes along with you! Pollen clings to your dog's fur and can continue to cause problems. Take a soft, damp washcloth and give your dog a wipe down from tip to tail to remove any dust, pollen, and other environmental irritants that hitched a ride into your home. This quick step can give your dog relief, and it can help you and your family too!

Support your dog's immune system

A strong immune system is what helps your dog fight off and recover from allergic reactions! Start by feeding your dog a wholesome, healthy diet. Give him plenty of exercise and hydration, and read the labels of anything you use in or on your dog. Certain common ingredients can actually harm your dog's immune system and make symptoms worse! (especially itching!) Hint: keep an eye out for SULFATES - this ingredient is in most shampoos, even those that are labeled "natural". Sulfates strip away natural oils and microbiomes on your dog's skin that are a crucial part of his immune system. Coat Defense products only use safe, 100% natural ingredients that protect and soothe your dog's skin.

Use safe, natural products to soothe and protect

If your dog needs a bath, we suggest our CD Clean Shampoo! Safe, 100% natural, and helps soothe itchy irritated skin while preserving the natural oils that are important to your dog's health. Pick up our Best in Show Bundle to also get our Daily Preventative Powder and Trouble Spot drying paste! Thousands of dogs have experienced immediate relief from itchy and irritated skin. Read our reviews!

Thanks for reading, we hope you found these tips helpful! Keep an eye on your inbox for more fun and helpful tidbits from Coat Defense.



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Rachel Dory
Rachel Dory

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