Allergies are one of the top causes of veterinary visits for dogs. Between environmental allergies, food allergies and allergies from flea bites, dogs are at risk of developing an uncomfortable group of symptoms that can be difficult to pinpoint.
You know spring is in full swing when plants are beginning to bloom. The weather is nice so pets and their owners are spending more time outside, and your poor allergic pet may be starting to go nuts because of seasonal allergies. Just like humans, dogs suffer their allergies predominantly in the spring - the most irritating season of all.
The sight and sound of a dog panting is very familiar to dog owners—all dogs will pant at some point or another, letting their tongue hang out as they catch their breath after a strenuous run or on a hot day. Panting is a normal bodily process that dog owners should expect, but it can sometimes be worrisome, since it may appear that your dog is having trouble catching its breath.
One of the most frustrating parts of winter is dry, flaky skin. But humans aren’t the only ones that can have this problem. Cats, too, can suffer from dry skin when the temperatures drop.
The autumn season brings crisp weather, beautiful leaves and, unfortunately, a slew of allergies that affect people and dogs alike! If your dog is wheezing this fall, it could be a sign that they’re suffering from allergies, just like you.
We’ve all had an itch on our bodies before and know the painful sensation of itches that just won’t go away. Dogs can experience this sensation too and may get relentless: shaking, thumping and scratching away to relieve the frustrating sensation. One of the most commonly afflicted areas in dogs is the ear.
Cats make a ton of different noises, from meowing, to hissing, to growling, to purring, to chirping and beyond. Yet another noise you may hear from your cat is a wheezing sound. Wheezing may be accompanied by what sounds like coughing or snorting and will probably sound like they are trying to get rid of a hairball, without any evidence of the hairball itself.
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