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Dogs suffer from jute allergies when the animals repeatedly get exposed to jute or any products that have jute as a component. Some dogs take rest on dog beds or rugs containing jute. If your dog is allergic to jute, then a number of symptoms will manifest themselves. The dog will be uncomfortable if it is afflicted with jute allergy.
Observant dog owners can easily find out if their dogs are
allergic to jute. The allergies will show themselves when the dog owner buys a
new carpet for the house or any home product which the canine could touch. The
jute allergies have multiple symptoms like skin itching, watery and itchy eyes,
and even stomach irritation. The skin may also develop redness lesions; the
canine may sneeze frequently. The paws of the dog will also be irritated and
It is to be mentioned that jute itself is of two species-
one different from the other. The jute plant itself is a Tilliceae family
member. The jute products find varied uses, from hard use burlap bags to
backing of the area rugs. Some kinds of paper are also derived from jute. Only
two jute species are relevant to the subject of this discussion: Corchorus
capsularis and Corchorus olitorius. Dogs will suffer from jute allergies when
they sniff or rub against any substance which contains jute. Jute may cause
allergies due to four possibilities. The first reason could be the irritants
from plant fibres getting into the dog's skin. The next reason could come from
the dogs' smelling habit. There will be irriation from the plant fibres being
inhaled. Allergies may also happen if the jute directly touches the dog's skin.
There could be yet another cause of antibodies overreacting to the allergen.
Consult your veterinarian if you suspect your dog of being
allergic to jute. The animal will show the preceding symptoms. When you take
the dog to your veterinarian, the medical professional will ask you many
questions like when did the symptoms begin and the number of symptoms you have
found to occur. The veterinarian will take into account multiple factors like
the season of the year, your home environment, and the food your dog eats. The
last question would be asked to know whether the dog has started a new diet in
a previous couple of days.
Since it is the case of
jute allergy, it would be more regarded as contact allergy than any
environmental allergy. Not only you, but also the veterinarian would not be
able to find out if not the timeline gets examined. The allergy could be caused
by the purchase of a new rug or any other item like a dog toy.