Help for Your Dog With Pollen, Mold, and Dust Mite Allergies

Here are some steps you can take to help minimize the impact of allergens on your pet. Pollen To minimize your pet’s exposure to pollens and help them keep their dog allergies in check, keep your grass cut short. Keep your pet indoors dawn and dusk when the pollen count is high and while mowing the grass. Use the air conditioner as much as possible. Rinse or wipe off your dog with water when…

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Genodermatoses – Genetic Skin Diseases

The term “genodermatoses” applies to skin conditions of genetic origin. Genodermatoses are most often congenital (present at birth), but appearance may be delayed. Additionally, Genodermatoses may be hereditary or due to some influence during gestation, even up to the moment of birth.   Dermatomyositis Familial canine dermatomyositis is a hereditary inflammatory condition of the skin and muscle of young Collies, Shetland sheepdogs, Beauceron shepherds, and their crosses. It has also been reported in the Welsh Corgi,…

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Food Allergies in Pets

Approximately 15% of allergic dogs and cats develop allergies to foods. Almost always, the allergy is to the protein in the diet. An animal can develop an allergy to any protein. It is not the amount, but the type of protein that is important. Dogs commonly develop allergies to beef, chicken, corn, dairy, eggs, soy, and wheat, while cats often develop allergies to fish, dairy, and beef. Dyes, preservatives, and chemicals are rarely responsible…

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