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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

Pet Allergies Need To Be Treated, Too!

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You wouldn’t suffer all allergy season without taking some medication or visiting your doctor for relief, and you pets shouldn’t have to, either! If your critter is one of the unlucky who are affected, there is help out there. The Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic has the information and tools to help you recognize pet allergies. There are compelling reasons why you shouldn’t wait to treat.

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Not So Fun in the Sun: Dog Skin Issues You May Encounter This Summer

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Skin problems can happen any time of the year, but our veterinarians at Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic tend to see more of them during the warmer months of the year. Learn what skin issues might plague your pooch this season, what to do about them, and in some cases, how to prevent them.

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Pet Skin Rashes You Might See This Summer

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You know your pet better than anyone, and when something changes, you are likely the first to notice. Changes are particularly obvious when they involve things that you can see in your pet’s external appearance. Issues like skin problems can happen anytime, but the summer months may bring an increase in skin allergies or infections. 

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The Top Five Most Infamous Summer Pet Allergens

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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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Top Allergies in Pets this Summer

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Summertime brings out a special kind of excitement every year. With beautiful trees budding, flowers blossoming, and long, warm sunsets, summer truly makes its mark. However, along with this amazing mosaic comes a plethora of possible allergens. You have probably seen pollen floating in the air in the summer, some days thick as fog. Perhaps you suffer from seasonal allergies and know that they can become much worse in the heat. 

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The Ultimate in Body Malfunctions: Paraphimosis in Dogs

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Just like your laptop or vehicle, sometimes the body has a malfunction. It’s a little bit embarrassing, though, when the part of the body not doing what it is supposed to is part of the reproductive system.

Paraphimosis in dogs is not an uncommon occurrence. This is the medical term for when the penis becomes stuck out. When this happens it can be uncomfortable and lead to complications. Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic wants pet owners to know how to recognize paraphimosis in dogs and what to do when it happens. 

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

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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

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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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