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Monthly Archives: May 2015

6 Potential Causes of Skin Problems in Cats

Your cat’s skin is actually an organ, and it’s one of the largest in the cat’s body. It serves a multitude of purposes, including: protecting the other organs and joints, keeping the cat’s body temperature stable, and producing glandular secretions, hair and claws. Most skin problems in cats result in redness and itching of the

Allergies in Dogs and Cats

By Dr. Laura Gaylord, DVM There is nothing more frustrating than any itchy pet! Persistent chewing and scratching can result in open sores, hair loss, and sleepless nights! What Are Allergies? An allergy is a state of hypersensitivity in which exposure to a harmless substance elicits an overreaction from the body’s immune system. The incidence