Pet Allergy Information

News about pet itching, rashes and atopic dermatitis treatment.

Stay Fit and Active With Your Dog

September 24th is Family Health and Fitness Day, and since most of us consider our dogs to be a part of the family, it’s a good to time to focus on helping our pet stay active, too. Busy schedules can make it difficult to find time to stay fit. Add to that our...

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Guidelines for Keeping Your Pet Healthy

September is Self-Improvement Month. It is the perfect time to make ourselves better in our own little way, including being a better pet owner. Furry friends provide a fun way to relieve stress and they also offer steady companionship, but being a pet owner is a big...

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Food Allergies in Pets

Have you noticed allergies in your dog or cat? Allergies occur when animals (and people) are overly sensitive to something in their environment. They may also be allergic to food. Food allergies can affect cats and dogs, and in limited cases, horses, too. Most food...

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Protect your Pet Against Fall Allergies

Just like humans, our furry pets can also develop allergies—either in infancy or as grown animals. Allergies are the body’s reaction to an allergen in the environment such as pollen, dust, mold or food proteins. Animals can even be allergic to human dander! Most of...

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Horses and Allergies

Does your horse have allergies?Horses are prone to allergic reactions just like humans are. Allergies in horses occur when the animals’ immune systems overreact to allergens in the environment. A pollen granule is not in and of itself harmful. Problems arise, however,...

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The Benefits of Pets to Senior Citizens

With August 21 being Senior Citizen Day, it’s a good excuse to think about the benefits of animals for the elderly. Four-legged friends like cats and dogs can be more than just pets for older pet-owners. Studies have shown that pets can contribute markedly in making...

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Updated Vaccinations Keep Your Pets Healthy

August is Immunization Awareness Month and a good reminder to keep your pet’s vaccines up to date. Kittens and puppies are most susceptible to illnesses and need help building their immune systems. Administering a proper schedule of vaccinations during their young age...

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How to Spot Allergies in Your Dog

Dogs are much like their human friends when it comes to susceptibility to sickness—including allergies. Triggers like seasonal pollens, flea allergies, dusts, food and molds can set off miserable allergy symptoms. The most prevalent allergy symptom is dog atopy...

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Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

While cats may regularly lick themselves to stay clean, when dogs lick or bite at their fur, there may well be something else underlying the habit. Often, this is a manifestation of allergies in dogs, and your dog may be seeking relief from the resulting itching. This...

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Choosing the Best Allergy Treatment for Your Pet

Allergies are not a curse for humans alone! Animals can develop allergies to food or the environment. Certain proteins in pet food, pollens, dust mites, molds, and even human dander (skin flakes) commonly stir up allergies in dogs, cats, and horses. A veterinary...

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Acclimating Your Pet to Water

For many people, summers joys are wrapped up in hours by the swimming pool or days spent by the lake. Most humans must be taught to swim, but animals—at least some animals—are able to do it instinctively. Animals that swim Pigs tend to be very good swimmers. In the...

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Exploring the National Parks with your Dog

July welcomes National Parks Month, and with the National Park Service turning 100 this year, there’s no better time to celebrate the parks’ beauties. If you’re pondering what to do with your dog, consider taking him or her along. There are a number of pet-friendly...

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