Allergies

Warning signs your pet’s not healthy (or happy)


Warning signs of pain and discomfort aren’t always easy to spot in our pets. Though they are sentient beings that experience the same discomforts we do; cold, heat, hunger and pain they hide their pain far more effectively than humans. That’s because in the wild, an ill or injured animal is vulnerable to attack, so […]



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Hot spots: what causes them, how to get rid of them


Most dog owners are familiar with ‘hot spots’. They are those raw, red patches on your dog where the hair has been rubbed or licked off or has fallen out. Any hair that is left is caked with noisy, smelly crusts. A hot spot is painful for your dog. Treatment is essential. Why do hot […]



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Hot spots plague dogs in summer


  If your dog is licking consistently in one spot and a raw, red, moist sore develops, he or she probably has a ‘hot spot’.   Hot spots (or moist dermatitis) appear spontaneously anywhere on a dog’s body. They are usually caused when broken skin is contaminated by bacteria. Moisture – a recent bath, a […]



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Pets and allergies: what you can do


Pets, like humans, are prone to allergies especially at this time of year. Constant scratching, biting and licking are sure signs of a skin allergy, a more common ailment than one might think. Allergies cause great discomfort to your pets,  leaving them with bald, bleeding patches and raised bumps or blisters on the skin. What […]



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