Tag Archives: allergies

Cats have ear issues too!

The majority of the time, it is canines with ear problems, but many felines suffer ear problems too.  Here are few that we see and what to look for in symptoms: Otitis:  inflammation of the ear leading to infection.  Again this is more common in dogs, but also a problems in cats.  These can be […]

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Fleas: what do I do now?

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Flea Facts!

Fun (Gross) facts about fleas. Fleas can live more than 100 days without eating.  Their food is BLOOD. Fleas can’t fly.  They jump!  It may seem like they are flying, but just jumping, sometimes 200 times their length. A flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day.  That’s why an infestation happens so quickly. […]

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Hello Spring

It is also great to get your heart worm test and prevention for fleas, ticks and heart worm.

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Spring Hair Fun Facts!

Just a few random tips to help with your pets! Did you know that you can buy a lint roller on a stick like using a mop or sweeper.  This is fabulous to clean up the dog and cat hair on the floor. Baking soda is a great deodorizer on your carpet as well as […]

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Spring cleaning

Now that the weather gives us hints of warmer weather, we get in the mood to open windows and clean.   This can stir up allergies in you and your pets.  Dust, dirt and cobwebs can be stirred up from opening windows and garages.   Just be ready if your pets start some extra scratching […]

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Questions about food for my pet!

There are five reasons to change the food your dog eats.  We will cover those today. Food rejection or finicky behavior Your pet repeatedly rejects food Don’t change just for one day or rejecting food Skin & Coat issues Sometimes food can cause problems in your pet’s skin.  This can be from an allergy to […]

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Peanut butter and dogs

Many of us use peanut butter as a treat for our pets.   Here are some quick facts about feeding peanut butter to your pets! Check your peanut butter label to make sure there are NO sugar free ingredients!  Xylitol is toxic to your pet.   Even a small amount can cause damage that will […]

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A few pet safety tips!

Many pet owners do not know what is normal for their pets.  We know what our pulse should be or what a normal temperature for us, but did you know the following facts?  Normal breathing rates (not breed/size specific) are 10-30 breaths per minute and up to 200 pants (breathing with mouth open and tongue […]

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Harvest is upon us and that can mean an increase in Allergies

October is a change of temperature and a change of seasons.  Living in Indiana means harvesting of corn and soybeans and with that is an increase in allergies with people and pets.  Ragweed and many other weeds are dry and spreading seeds to be ready for spring again.  Some pets may not have allergy symptoms […]

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