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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

Happy New Year! Our Top Five Blogs of 2016

Although you may not need a festive party hat or noise makers for our end of year countdown, if you want to understand more about your pet’s skin health and general wellbeing, you’ve come to the right place!

The team at the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic has been working hard to offer our clients and other pet owners information to give their pets the very best. And, we hope our blog has been on your pet related reading list!

With topics such as food allergies in pets, why skin health is so important, and even light-hearted tips for taking the cutest photo of your fur friend, we have your pet health questions covered.

Without further ado, here are our top five blogs of 2016!

Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic’s Top Five Blogs of 2016

  1. Best Foot Forward:  Common Pet Paw Problems A dog’s or cat’s paws do a lot of work. They not only help to get them from point A to point B, but are their main contact with the world. The paws can take the brunt of issues including allergy, infection, foreign body reaction, and pressure associated reactions. Your pet’s feet are in contact with his or her environment more than any other part of the body, making them vulnerable. Keep reading to learn more about common pet paw problems. Read More…
  2. Pet Dermatology: Old Wives Tales, Busted! Just as with any problem you or your loved ones may have, everyone has a personal experience and lots of advice when it comes to pet health. The trouble is, not all of it is good advice. In fact, there are many old wives tales out there surrounding the health of your pet’s skin, ears, and dermatological health. Before you follow your well-meaning friend’s neighbor’s advice, take the time to talk to us and sort fact from fiction. Read More…
  3. Acne in Cats Many of us have experienced having acne at least once in our life. The blemish usually pops up at the most inconvenient of times, and in a very visible spot on your face. In humans, a break-out can be caused by anything from stress, to clogged pores, to changes in hormone levels, but did you know that your cat can also get acne? Read on to find out more about how this skin condition affects our feline friends. Read More…dermatology
  4. Top Culprits for Itching in Dogs Being a dog can sometimes be a bit itchy, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at the top causes for itching in dogs and then learn what you can do to keep your pet comfortable. Read More…
  5. The Do’s and Don’ts Of Bathing Your Pet It’s not uncommon for pet owners to dread bath time. Convincing a pet that it is actually beneficial to get a soapy bath isn’t always easy. However, this doesn’t mean you can put off regular bathing. Bathing your pet helps their skin and coat look and feel clean and contributes to optimal health. Dogs with skin problems benefit greatly from frequent bathing. We’ve put together some do’s and don’ts for bathing your pet below to help get you started. Read More…

Dog and catWhile 2016 has been full of ups and downs, we certainly have appreciated getting to know and help our wonderful pet patients and their families. If there is a topic or question you’d like us to cover in an upcoming blog, we welcome your input.

From all of us, we wish you, your family, and your precious pet companion the very best for the New Year!