Some dogs will have allergies to certain items. Sometimes
they are born with these allergies while other times they
develop over time just like with humans.
If your dog is consistently rubbing its face or snout against
objects in the house or the floor this is a telltale sign
of an allergy. Furthermore, when the allergy is first developed
it will usually only cause the dog discomfort during certain
seasons. As the dog gets older it is likely that the allergy
will get worse to the point that it will affect the dog
during the entire year.
If the allergy is bad enough it can cause scabs to form
on the surface of the dog due to continued irritation. Dogs
do not understand the consequences of continually scratching
the area that is bothering them which is why they continue
to do so to the point that it becomes raw.
A trained veterinarian can give your dog a test to determine
if they do actually have an allergy. If in fact they do
the veterinarian will also be able to prescribe a treatment
if available. Many times however the dog will have no choice
but to live with the allergy as treatment is unavailable
for many types of allergies. Other times you will be able
to remove certain items from your house that your dog may
be allergic to.