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Pet Allergies

How to Deal with Pet Allergies in the Fall 

Have you ever suffered from a seasonal allergy? Fall weather is notoriously unpredictable and your furry family members are just as likely to suffer from fall allergies as you are. Though there is no pollen explosion during fall, pets have to contend with cooler temperatures, wind, falling leaves, and mold that can cause skin issues

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

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

What are Seasonal Pet Allergies in Dogs and Cats?

By Dr. Eve Boggs, DVM, CVA It's that time of year again when spring flowers start poking up through the still-cold ground, first buds on trees start blooming, and allergy sufferers start stocking up on antihistamines and decongestants. It's also the time of year when veterinarians prepare for every Zoe, Chloe and Buddy lining up to

How to Recognize and Manage Pet Environmental Allergies

Animals suffer from allergies in exactly the same way people do. In fact, dogs and cats can react just as severely as their human companions to environmental allergens – and eventually develop reactions that can go from mild to life-threatening. Environmental allergies (also known as atopic dermatitis or atopy) can be caused by direct contact or

October 13th, 2014|All Posts, Pet Allergies|

5 Reasons for Unpleasant Pet Odors

Fido not smelling like a field of flowers at the moment? Unless he’s due for a bath or he just had an encounter with a skunk (or some other foul-smelling creature), the odor could be a sign of trouble. Why is that? Because occasionally pet odors can indicate a health problem, which can be serious

Spring Dangers for Pets

The dangers for pets in the winter are probably well known: cold, ice, damage to the paws from walking on salty sidewalks… However, many pet owners don’t realize that spring brings along other dangers — and that just because they’re different doesn’t mean they’re any less serious. Spring is closer than you think! March brings