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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

Pet Allergies Need To Be Treated, Too!

Dog with puffy watery eyes.

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.


Top Allergies in Pets this Summer

Dog sneezing.

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. 


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!


The Pollen Problem: A Closer Look at Spring Allergies in Pets

A dog sniffing a flower in a field

With Spring in the air, it means trees, grasses, and flowers everywhere are in bloom. While this is a welcome change in weather, those who suffer from spring allergies may have a slightly different outlook.

Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only ones who are affected by the change in season. Many pets experience seasonal allergies, although the symptoms they display can be quite different. The more you know about spring allergies in pets, the better equipped you’ll be to get your companion the help they need.


Understanding Pet Allergies: An Owner’s Guide

A brown and tan dog scratching itselfIt is a frequent diagnosis. The reason for your pet’s rash, ear infection, or hair loss is simply this: allergies. Most pet owners accept this diagnosis, even if they may not understand exactly what an allergy is or why it happens.

For pet owners who have a four legged friend who suffers from pet allergies, it is very important to understand what allergies are, why they happen, and what can be done. Keep reading to learn the basics about pet allergies. Continue…

Spring is in the Air: Managing Spring Pet Allergies

A boxer dog with its eyes closedEven though Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow this year, spring is still right around the corner – especially here in the Pacific Northwest. While we all may be looking forward to some warmer temperatures, the change in seasons often comes with changing allergy symptoms.

Spring pet allergies can be challenging but, with a little preparation, you can prepare to manage your pet’s symptoms in the months ahead.

What Causes Spring Allergies?

Pets can be allergic to many things, including pollens from trees and grasses. The start of the spring allergy season is brought on by the increase of pollen in the air as plants begin to come out of their winter dormant period. This starts a little earlier in the Pacific Northwest than in many other areas of the country, due to the mild weather of the region. Continue…

Autumn Pet Allergies

young Australian shepherd playing with leavesJust as it is for many people, autumn can be a difficult season for pets that suffer from allergies, too. Animals who suffer from allergies can have flare ups at any time of the year, however many pets tend to have a harder time of it as the weather shifts into fall.

Flea Allergies in Pets

Fleas are annoying to any animal. However, pets who suffer from an allergy to flea bites (flea allergic dermatitis) have reactions that are much more serious than the average pet. Just as certain people react more intensely to a mosquito bite than others, there are pets whose reaction to a flea bite is very intense as well. Flea season tends to peak in the fall in many areas, making this type of allergy a big concern. Continue…