Itchy and Miserable: Managing Pet Allergies

Are you kept awake at night by your best furry friend jangling their collar with intense scratching? Maybe you notice your pooch chewing on their feet more often than not. If so, your pet could be suffering from allergies.

Luckily, the team at Redwood Veterinary Hospital is well-versed in identifying and managing pet allergies. With summer upon us, we thought now is the perfect time to review a few tips to help relieve pet allergies in your cat or dog.

What Causes Pet Allergies?

In animals, there are three main causes of allergies. All can present with itchy skin and a host of other problems, so it’s important to accurately identify exactly which allergen(s) are affecting your pet.

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Buggin’ Out: The Importance of Pet Parasite Prevention

Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are rarely spoken of in a positive light – and for good reason. These tiny parasites are not only annoying, they also pose a serious risk to pets and people.

In our temperate climate, we rarely get a break from bugs, meaning they pose a threat year-round. That’s why pet parasite prevention is essential to the health and safety of your pet and your family.

Creepy and Crawly

To fully understand the need for protection, let’s take a closer look at the most common parasites your pet is likely to encounter.

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Parasite Prevention: An Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Protect Your Pet, Year-Round

Year-round pet parasite prevention is key to pet health and should be discussed with a veterinarian.A lot of things in life aren’t simple – long commutes, finding a bathing suit that actually fits, dealing with coworkers who like to eat tuna fish at their desks. However, while life can be full of challenges, protecting your pet from parasites doesn’t have to be one of them.

Parasite prevention, however, is a year-round matter. No longer is this an issue that’s restricted to summer months; unfortunately, these pests hang around 365 days a year. Let’s take a look at why these foes are so formidable and some easy ways to keep them at bay.

What’s All the Fuss About Fleas?

Fleas may seem like an annoyance at worst, especially if you’ve experienced a flea infestation at home. However, fleas can cause far worse problems for pets (and people) because they carry several diseases, such as cat scratch disease, tapeworms, typhus, and plague. Continue…