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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Understanding Seasonal Allergies in Dogs and Cats

When most people think of the term “pet allergy,” they immediately think of humans who are allergic to pet dander. But pets can also develop allergies – to common and not-so-common substances. We’ve written about the causes, symptoms and treatments of seasonal allergies in dogs and cats before, so now, we’ll explore in detail the

The Risks of Summer Heat Stroke for Your Pets

By Dr. Jaime Barta, DVM With summer fast approaching, we will soon be swimming in pools, having backyard picnics and enjoying outdoor sports. When we get too hot, we will be able to take a break and cool off inside in the air conditioning. We need to remember to also think about our furry little

Pet First Aid: The Heimlich Maneuver and Other Emergency Methods

  Many people don’t realize that first aid for pets is a real thing. There are pet first-aid kits, courses, and classes, just like there are for humans. And just like for humans, the goal is to treat any immediate medical emergencies and stabilize the patient long enough to get professional medical treatment. While it’s