Understanding Allergies in Pets

allergies in petsDoes the jingling of Fido’s collar, as he scratches his ears in the middle of the night, keep you awake? Have you noticed that your normally calm pet is obsessively licking her paws? Do those red sores on your pet’s skin give you cause for concern? If any of these scenarios sound like you, your pet may be suffering from allergies.

Allergies in pets is one of the most common problems we diagnose in our patients. Just as for humans allergy symptoms can cause significant discomfort for our pets, and wreak havoc on their quality of life. The team at the Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center wants to increase awareness of allergies in pets and make sure pet owners have the information they need to make their pets more comfortable.

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Keep the Season Bright With Holiday Pet Safety

The holidays are filled with fun, but they can also be a time of temptation, anxiety, and even danger for our beloved pets. Wanting to include our pets in the seasonal festivities is understandable, but a pet emergency is no way to spread good cheer. Planning and preparing for holiday pet safety is a must to ensure a happy, healthy season for your furry family member.

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Aaachoo! Managing Pet Allergies In Your Family

pet allergiesHaving any type of environmental allergy is no fun, but an allergic reaction to pets can put a real damper on things, especially when you  consider that over half of U.S. households include at least one pet.

With an estimated 15% of the population suffering from pet allergies, it’s likely that you know someone who falls into this category. Keeping in mind the needs of pet allergy sufferers who visit our living spaces is important, and our tips aim to help you create a home environment that is friendly to both guests and pets.

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Fun In The Sun: Summer Pet Safety Review

cane alla fontanellaBonding in the great outdoors is one of the best parts of pet ownership. Whether you’re heading out for a hike on the St. Joseph’s Hill trail or just playing in the yard, you and your pet can enjoy the beautiful summer weather safely by being prepared.

Keep our summer pet safety tips in mind before you and your pet head out for your next adventure.

Paw Care

Your dog’s paw pads are more sensitive than they appear, and hot pavement or concrete can often be too hot for them to safely walk on. A good rule of thumb is: if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your dog’s. Find grassy and/or shaded areas to walk your pooch, or limit walks to early morning and evening hours when life’s just a little cooler. Continue…

How Do You Know If Your Pet Has Allergies?

WholeVet_iStock_000014028178_LargeSpring has arrived! For many Californians, this means a steady onslaught of sinus headaches, sneezing, and runny noses well into June. You might up your dose of antihistamine and go to bed with a box of tissues, but what do you do when a pet has allergies?

Your pet could be allergic to many things, such as pollen, grass, mold, and flowering trees, but instead of the respiratory symptoms that can commonly plague us, skin-related problems could be on the rise. Continue…