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Your dog gets allergies for the same reasons you do

Pollen season can be ruff for everyone.
French bulldog looking disturbed

Dogs have problems too

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Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re spending several weeks writing about allergies—what they are, how they manifest, and how we can find relief. This is PopSci’s Allergic Reaction.

Spring can be just as itchy, sneezy, and wholly uncomfortable for, dogs develop allergies more often today than decades ago—almost one in five make a trip to the vet for allergy relief, says Christopher Reeder, a dermatologist with BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

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