What should I do if my Westie has allergies?

What should I do if my Westie has allergies?

If your westie has allergies, you know how painful it can be. Not just for your pup, but for you as well. It’s difficult to see your companion suffer through testing, pain and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

What kind of plants are allergic to Westies?

The plant that Westies seem to be most allergic to (in New Zealand, anyway) is Tradescantia fluminensis – known more commonly as “wandering jew”. It likes growing in dark, shady places and it is really hard to get rid of. This is what wandering jew looks like: A weed called “wandering jew” causes allergies in Westies.

Can a West Highland white terrier have allergies?

Many Westie owners complain of their dog suffering from allergies. The West Highland White Terrier is a breed that can be quite prone to allergies. The majority of Westies will develop some allergies as they age. Certainly not all Westies, but a large percentage.

Why does my Westie get sick all the time?

Internal allergies may cause symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. If your Westie is getting sick in this way, it is best to have them checked out by their veterinarian. Most likely, the cause will be something that was ingested. Internal allergies can cause weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration to your Westie.

The plant that Westies seem to be most allergic to (in New Zealand, anyway) is Tradescantia fluminensis – known more commonly as “wandering jew”. It likes growing in dark, shady places and it is really hard to get rid of. This is what wandering jew looks like: A weed called “wandering jew” causes allergies in Westies.

Many Westie owners complain of their dog suffering from allergies. The West Highland White Terrier is a breed that can be quite prone to allergies. The majority of Westies will develop some allergies as they age. Certainly not all Westies, but a large percentage.

What to do for a Westie with allergies?

Some Westies do very well with the medicated Malaseb shampoo from the vets. It didn’t help me though. Mum tried doggy shampoo after shampoo after doggy shampoo on me, but none of them helped my itchy skin. In the end, mum tried her own shampoo with tea tree oil (mum also has a sensitive scalp) on me, and it is pawsome!

Internal allergies may cause symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. If your Westie is getting sick in this way, it is best to have them checked out by their veterinarian. Most likely, the cause will be something that was ingested. Internal allergies can cause weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration to your Westie.