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#ASKAVET Roundup: The Itchy Disease That You’ve Never Heard Of

August 21, 2014

One of the most common conditions seen by veterinarians — itchy dogs — is caused by a condition that most non-medical people have never heard of. What is this mystery disease? It’s called atopy, and it’s the medical term for allergies. Everybody knows about it, but nobody’s ever heard the name; even my spell checker hasn’t heard of it! In people, it goes by the…  

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ALERT: Disease Danger Up this Fall and Winter

October 15, 2012

Ah, fall. Temperatures drop, tree leaves turn bright colors and Halloween and Thanksgiving are almost upon us. Best of all, we don’t have to worry about things like fleas and ticks anymore. (Insert sound of needle ripping off of record here!) Wrong. While you’re not alone in believing this, it’s a dangerous error that can put your pet – and potentially your family – at…  

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EEKS: The Worst Flea and Tick Season in a Decade

September 11, 2012

For pet parents, here’s a disturbing thought: this is being hailed as the worst flea and tick season in the past decade. According to research done by the Department of Parasitology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in Alabama, fleas spend only about 20 percent of their time on your cat or dog; the rest of their lifespan is spent free-ranging in…  

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DOGS ALLOWED: Camping With Your Canines

May 21, 2012

I remember a ‘Peanuts’ cartoon from when I was a kid – actually, remember is too strong a word.  ‘Vaguely recall some fuzzy, shadowy parts of it’ is slightly more accurate. It involved a dog, who I can only assume was Snoopy, trying to get into various human institutions like stores, pharmacies and hospitals, only to be met with a hand-lettered sign and a low,…  

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