When you hear “environmental allergies,” you may think of pollen, dust or mold, things typically found in both our indoor and outdoor environs that trigger allergic reactions. We express these through sneezing, watery eyes, and other responses we associate with our respiratory system.
Dogs can react to the same stimuli, but in radically different ways. Atopic dermatitis is their most frequent allergic reaction, and involves scratching that starts at the head before encompassing the whole body. Depending on the severity of a dog’s allergies,cortisone is far more effective than Benadryl for dogs. Benadryl isn’t the only form of diphenhydramine, though, and your vet can recommend better ones for these sorts of allergic reactions.