New Puppy, Plus Outside Allergies, Equals An Excellent Reason To Install Artificial Grass
Just like humans, some dogs are more genetically disposed to having allergy issues than others. While you will not know that your dog is allergy sensitive when you first get him, it will quickly become apparent there is an issue once he starts spending a bit of time outside. When backyard trips are making your puppy miserable, these are the facts you need to know.
Diagnosing Outside Allergies
A trip to your vet is the ultimate way to prove the symptoms you are seeing can be attributed to greenery they are coming into contact with while outside. Allergy symptoms in puppies can take on several forms:
- Skin irritations are the most obvious sign your puppy's skin is not a good mix with the grass and plants you have outside. This irritation may take the form of a mild rash, but left untreated, your puppy will scratch the rash into a nasty, bigger wound.
- Irritated ears or paws. If either of these areas are constantly itching, the cause may be pollens or grass seeds they encounter while outside.
Your vet can officially diagnose allergies, and they can give you a prescription to deal with the issue, but you still need to tackle the root of the problem.
How Can Artificial Grass Calm Allergies?
There are two main reasons why artificial grass is going to help calm the allergies your puppy is experiencing.
Firstly, artificial grass does not contain the pollen that is in your standard grass. It is these pollens that are causing your puppy's system to become overstimulated and produce excessive amounts of histamines. When the histamines attach themselves to different receptors in the body, allergy symptoms show up. While this problem can be controlled somewhat by using antihistamine prescriptions, your dog will be limited to the amount of time they can spend outside. Keeping a dog locked up indoors is not an ideal situation, particularly if you are out of the house working all day.
Secondly, artificial grass does not need any pesticide to keep it maintained. The raw skin of your puppy from the allergies means coming into contact with the chemicals in pesticides could cause even more skin irritation. Having an artificial grass lawn eliminates the need for chemical pesticide treatments.
If you do not want to replace all of your back lawn with artificial grass, create a fenced off playground for your puppy that does contain this type of grass. This will keep your canine buddy safely outside while you work all day and reduce the size of the vet bills that come from constant natural grass exposure.
For more information on artificial grass installation, talk with suppliers, such as Australian Lawn Wholesalers.