Allergies can be caused by several factors such as food, parasites, and environmental allergens like grass. When your puppy has allergies, his skin could become dry and itchy. Over time, this dry, itchy skin can become broken with open sores that hurt when touched.
While you are figuring out what causes your puppy’s allergies and working on treatments, he will still need to be groomed. Understanding how to soothe his painful skin will help you get through each grooming session while keeping your puppy happy and comfortable. Grooming includes trimming or cutting his fur as well as baths.
A puppy with allergies might be quite uncomfortable. His skin may be tender and sore to touch. He might flinch and cower if you try to brush him. Be cautious and aware of how he may feel as you go through each grooming task.