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Tag Archives: allergies

Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

November 03, 2015

Itchy pets always top any list of common ailments that make pet owners take their pets to the veterinarian. And there are lots of things that can make a dog itchy! Most common is atopy, or the doggy version of hay fever. This seasonal allergy to pollen causes more canine misery than any other one that I can think of. Dogs with atopy lick, chew…  

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How to Tell if Your Pet Has Allergies

October 13, 2015

Many people have either experienced or know someone with allergies. When pollen is high in the air such as in spring or fall, people frequently have symptoms of sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose or coughing. Although many people have heard about allergies in pets, many don’t know what that looks like. Dogs and cats primarily respond to allergies by having itchy skin. This makes sense…  

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Fall Tips to Keep Your Pets Comfortable and Cozy

September 23, 2015

Fall is all about falling autumn leaves, shorter days and longer nights. Such seasonal changes can affect our pets too. For starters, both cats and dogs, like people, can suffer from seasonal allergies. Allergies caused by airborne particles are called atopy. Ragweed, flowering plants that are part of the sunflower family (even if they don’t resemble common sunflowers) are ranked as one of the greatest…  

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Why is My Dog So Itchy?

October 28, 2014

Itchy pets are always the top of any list of common ailments that veterinarians see. And there are a lot of things that can make a dog itchy! Most common is atopy, or the doggy version of hay fever. This seasonal condition causes more canine misery than any other one that I can think of. Dogs with atopy lick, chew and scratch at any part of…  

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