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Treatment Options for Canine Allergies

A dog with allergies

Last week’s Ask a Vet Live was swamped with questions about itching, scratching, sneezing and runny eyes in dogs. These clinical signs may indicate allergies, especially this time of year. Pollen from all the beautiful blooming trees and flowers causes seasonal allergies in dogs, just like their human family members. Since we can’t make the

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Those Irritating Hot Spots

hot spot on a dog

Hot spots are double irritating. First, they are irritating to your dog because he has an itchy sore on his skin. Second, they are irritating to you because not only do you feel bad for your dog, but you also have to make a trip to your veterinarian’s office because your itchy, scratchy pup has

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Treatment of Allergies in Pets

a vet checking a dog for signs of allergies

Spring officially arrived nearly three weeks ago, but the onset of allergy season may not arrive too soon this year, given our harsh winter. But once it warms up, pollen, dust mites, fleas, grass, weeds and mold will kick off allergy season in pets. Clinical Signs of Allergies Does your dog rub his face along

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How to Recognize a Sick Cat

Cats are the masters of disguise. Here we see a beautiful Abyssinian cat decoratively perched on a pedestal and disguised as a piece of sculpture- that is until she changes her mind and becomes something else! Although cats in disguise bring enormous enjoyment to our lives, many cat owners are frustrated with their favorite fur

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Spring Allergies in Dogs

Spring finally has come to New York City. I know because of the springtime changes I see. No, I don’t mean the daffodils, tulips, flowering trees or the verdant carpet of grass in Central Park , nor the return of the robins, Yankees or Mets. It is the phone calls from the owners of Willie,

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