Many of us are tormented by seasonal allergies, each of us with stories of reactions ranging from mild bother to complete torment. Our dogs, while they may not show it in the same way, can also be the victims of seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergies are due to an imbalance in the immune response dogs have to allergens such as grass pollens, house dust mites, and more. Common reactions to seasonal allergies in pets include scratching and biting, paw-licking, and excessive shedding. More serious symptoms can involve ear infections, inflamed skin, and respiratory issues.
Taking action against your dog’s seasonal allergies could vastly improve their quality of life, especially... Read More
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I grew up with two dogs of very different breeds and saw both through to old age. Today, I live with Dewey, a black lab, pit bull pushing nine years. Even as a middle-aged guy, Dewey is remarkably high-energy and playful, but the signs of aging are apparent nonetheless.
I want to prolong the best years of Dewey’s life, as most dog parents want to do for their dogs. One of the biggest challenges a dog faces in old age is joint stiffness and loss of mobility, something I witnessed with my childhood dogs in their later years. Combining the wisdom gained raising my childhood dogs, the expertise of veterinary... Read More