Dog allergies are typically caused by the proteins found in the pet’s dander (dead skin cells), saliva, and urine. When these proteins are inhaled or come into contact with your skin, they can trigger an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. Common symptoms of dog allergies include sneezing, hives, stuffy or a runny nose, itchy skin or watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, skin rashes, and even shortness of breath in severe cases.
Did you know dog allergies can develop at any time, even if you have had dogs before without any issues? Sometimes, it might take months or even years for the symptoms to develop.