Dog Grass Allergy Treatment

When treating dog grass allergies, make sure you take your pet to a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis before treating him. Grass allergies in dogs can cause symptoms such as hair loss, itching, rashes, sneezing, coughing and wheezing.

Keep Grass Trimmed

Keep all grass and weeds trimmed short in your yard. Tall grass is the worst thing for a dog with grass allergies. If possible, make a special area for your pet that is free of grass, using sand or cement. Keep the dog away from grass as much as possible.

Clean off any grass pollen or residue from your dog when he comes back inside. Do this by wetting a rag or wash cloth and wiping him each time he comes inside.

Wash Bed Sheets and Linens Often

Frequently vacuum and wash bed sheets, linens and curtains to ensure you remove grass pollen and residue from the home. This also helps eliminate grass that is brought into the home by humans and transferred to your pet.

Feed Your Dog Omega Fatty Acids

Feed your dog a diet that is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. If your pet's food does not contain these fatty acids, you may give him supplements instead. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids will help reduce skin irritations and and contribute to skin health in your pet.


If recommended, a veterinarian may prescribe your pet an antihistamine. Antihistamines will provide allergy symptom relief, but they must be prescribed first. Steroids may also be used for allergy relief in dogs, but only in severe cases. Steroids should never be used long term, because they can cause immunity problems in your pet.

Treat Scratching with a Cold Bath

When your pet is scratching or itching himself excessively, he may be given a cold bath to relieve his symptoms. Use aloe vera as a rinse, and do not use harsh shampoo on the coat. Oatmeal shampoo will work well. Avoid bathing too frequently, as this can cause even more irritation. Do not use flea shampoo while your pet is suffering from grass allergies. If you notice your pet scratching to the point of causing bleeding, contact a veterinarian as soon as possible. These skin irritations will need to be treated with antibiotics to ward off infections and bacteria. 

Using Steroids to Treat Grass Allergies in Dogs

Your pet should only begin using steroid treatments if he is experiencing severe irritations, itching, pain or wheezing. Steroids can be very effective in treating severe allergy cases, but should be used the proper way. They are especially effective in relieving dry skin and itchiness in your pet.

Steroids are a drug that must be used with extreme caution. If not used correctly, steroids can cause problems in your pet's immune system functions and may actually worsen his condition. Steroids may be given in tablet form, or as an injection. They must be prescribed by a veterinarian before being used, and pet owners must follow instructions thoroughly.