If you have a large yard or live in a rural area, the grass in your area may be contributing to your dog’s allergies. If your dog has allergies, be sure to mow your lawn regularly to ensure that grasses are kept short and not allowed to go to seed. Grass seeds are the cause of many allergy cases.
Since you can’t control how others maintain their grass, it’s best to steer clear of open fields if you suspect your dog has allergies. Of course, this isn’t realistic for many dogs – particularly working and hunting breeds.
If your dog has allergies, but can’t avoid running through long grass, you’ll need to be extra vigilant about wiping down their paws and providing frequent baths to cut down on the allergens that cling to their skin.