The pollen season has started here in the west coast of Sweden and that is no good for a dog with allergy…

When we checked Kumi’s allergy when she was about one year old she shown allergy towards pollen, mostly birch (Betula l.) and alder trees (Alnus Mill). Depending on weather, those trees pollinate during spring or early summer where we live. And on top of that there are also a growth of mites when the temperature increase. That is why this time of year Kumi has problems with her allergy – and so is the case now.

The difference between when nagging and biting because of dry skin, she is now licking and biting her paws in the area in the middel of the pads. Those areas have another colour than normal skin, more pink to red and some paws has some minor wounds. The minor wounds seems to occur before she starts to lick and bite, or maybe I am to slow to notice that she has done that herself.

She is also licking and biting her legs and groins but the skin there seems to be ok when looking. I found a new place infected for this allergy period and it is located some centimeters above the tail, like red dots probebly due to her biting.

I treat her with Cortavance solution on the infected areas and have to check her almost all the time so she does not bite bigger wounds. I try to keep her outside as much as possible, but I am not sure if that is the right thing to do…

/Lina