MADISON (WKOW) -- Autumn is in the air, but for allergy sufferers that means pollen is too.
Many of us can relate to a runny nose and itchy watery eyes, but people aren't the only ones at the mercy of allergies this time of year; our four-legged friends are also fighting fall allergies.
So how can you tell if your pet is suffering? Experts say itching is a dead giveaway.
"The more they scratch, the more they create microabrasions on the skin," Julia Gawley of the Westgate Animal Hospital in Eau Claire said. "The bacteria and the yeast start kicking in and a lot of dogs are allergic to those so it just becomes a vicious cycle and it can be quite miserable this time of year."
Depending on the severity of your dog's symptoms, Gawley says there are a number of routes to relief. They range from a shot to prescribing pills.
Vets say an antihistamine and fish oil combination usually does the trick.
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