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The Top Five Most Infamous Summer Pet Allergens

Dog running in field.

The sun is shining, the grass is green, and, for many of us, allergy season is in full swing. Pet allergy season often mirrors those in people. You may be wondering, though, what is your pet actually allergic to? Read on for the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic’s top five list of the most common summer pet allergens. 

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Cat’s Got Your Tongue, and Hair, and Furniture: Understanding Cat Behavior

Cat behavior.

Although each cat has a unique personality, there are plenty of shared behaviors that make cat owners scratch their heads. Whether you are an experienced cat parent or are new to the world of feline ownership, here’s the truth behind some of the most interesting cat behaviors:

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Indoor Winter Activities for Pets

Indoor winter activities for pets

Winter can be rough. Fewer hours of sunlight, unpredictable weather conditions, and a post-holiday lull definitely impact our moods, and the same can happen to our pets. If you want to ensure that your pets are getting exercise and mental stimulation even in the months when it seems like winter will never end, we are here to help.

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How to Spot Ear Infections in Dogs

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Ear infections can cause a lot of discomfort for dogs, and if not addressed by a veterinarian, the infection could spread to the inner parts of the ear and lead to bigger health issues. The team at Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic wants to help you learn the signs of ear infections so you can get your dog quick treatment and relief:

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Things to Know Before Adopting a Senior Dog

senior dog

Dogs of any age bring love and joy into a home. Unfortunately, many people are only looking for younger dogs as they walk through the halls of an animal shelter and older dogs who are just as deserving of a good home are overlooked. If you are thinking about adding a senior dog to your family, your friends at Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic want to help you know what to expect:

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What’s Up With Your Senior Pet’s Skin?

dog skin bald spot

Pets can be affected by skin diseases at any age, but older animals may be more prone to certain issues simply because of their age. Excluding chronic issues that have been present for extended periods of time, dermatological challenges that occur in pets older than age seven are increasingly common. In fact, the appearance and quality of a senior pet’s skin are sometimes linked to other age-related disorders. 

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Hypoallergenic Pets—Do They Really Exist?

Hypoallergenic cat.

Are hypoallergenic pets creatures of myth like unicorns and fire-breathing dragons? If you suffer from pet allergies, here is some good news! Hypoallergenic pets DO exist!

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Why Does My Dog Slobber So Much?

Dog drooling.

Dogs and drool are kind of an iconic pairing. From Turner and Hooch to Beethoven, the topic of dog slobber is often breached in the media. 

While some canine companions are a little more, er, moist, than others, drool is not necessarily a bad thing. Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic wants our clientele to understand that dog slobber is actually pretty important and doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker for dog lovers. 

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Pet Safe House Plants: Identifying Friend or Foe

Cat smelling plant.

It only seems natural that those who love animals might also enjoy some greenery in their lives. Caring for plants has many similarities to caring for pets, and many people enjoy nurturing both. 

When bringing plants into a home inhabited by pets, though, Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic wants to be sure that our animal-loving clientele realizes that not all plants and pets get along. If you are strategic, though, there are many pet-safe houseplants you can add to your home without worry. 

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Our Top Five Pet Travel Safety Tips

Dog in suitcase.

Slowly but surely, the world is opening back up again, and we are seeing more and more people itching to get on the road again with pets in tow. To celebrate this, the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic wants to share our top pet travel safety tips to ensure a fun and successful venture.

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