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allergies

Signs Your Dog or Cat May Have Fall Allergies

If you notice your dog starting to scratch more, or perhaps lick or chew his skin, talk with your veterinarian about fall allergies. Autumn brings many delights: colorful leaves, pumpkin-spiced everything, a reprieve from the heat of summer. For pets with allergies, however, a change in season can also mean the onset of uncomfortable itching…

Having Allergies Doesn’t Mean Passing on Pets

Would you believe there are veterinarians who are allergic to animals? It’s absolutely true. In my 30-plus years as a practicing veterinarian, I have known not only veterinarians but also veterinary technicians and dog trainers who are allergic to animals. Of course, many of them have mild allergies — but not all. Some really have…

No More Itch: Managing Your Pet’s Allergies

  Allergies are one of the more common problems I see in pets, and according to data from pet health insurance companies, it’s the No. 1 medical condition that dog owners seek treatment for. There are few things worse than an itchy dog or cat — so uncomfortable, constantly licking and chewing at his paws…

Oral Immunotherapy: Good News for Treating Allergies in Pets

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the term used to describe environmental (indoor and/or outdoor) allergies. It is a common problem in dogs and cats that can cause a significant amount of misery in affected animals. Allergies are unlikely to be cured, but with a thorough investigation including diagnostics, proper treatments and owner compliance, allergies can be…

Having Allergies Doesn’t Mean Passing on Pets

  Would you believe there are veterinarians who are allergic to animals? It’s absolutely true. In my 30-plus years as a practicing veterinarian, I have known not only veterinarians but also veterinary technicians and dog trainers who are allergic to animals. Of course, many of them have mild allergies — but not all. Some really…

7 Tips for Living With Pet Allergies

  I’m acquainted with a number of people who suffer from pet allergies, including many of my clients and colleagues — and even my wife, Teresa. But all of them love their pets so much that they’re willing to live with the itchy nose and throat; coughing, sneezing and wheezing; skin reactions; and watery, puffy,…

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