Achoo No More? Finding Pets For Allergy Sufferers

Kiss Dog and childHave you recently been diagnosed as being allergic to dogs or cats? Or perhaps you’ve always been an allergy sufferer and are struggling to find a furbaby that doesn’t trigger your symptoms?

When it comes to finding pets for allergy sufferers, it helps to understand your allergies as well as knowing how to control your symptoms. With some effort and patience, it is possible for a pet allergy sufferer to live comfortably with a four-legged friend.

Pets For Allergy Sufferers

Certain pet breeds are advertised as “hypoallergenic”, but the truth is that such a thing simply does not exist. The culprit in most pet allergy cases is not pet hair, as was previously thought, but rather dander (small bits of skin shed by dogs, cats, rodents, and birds), saliva, and urine. Continue…

Happiness Found: Why You Should Groom Your Cat

Cat looking up sitting on the wooden backgroundThere are many misconceptions about our feline friends. Most commonly, people believe that cats prefer to be alone, dislike exercise, and shun human efforts to train. However, of all the myths surrounding feline behavior, the most dangerous might be that cats don’t require grooming.

With that specially barbed tongue, cats are fastidious self-cleaners, but for optimal health and wellness, you will also need to groom your cat. Without regular maintenance, your cat could develop unfortunate (but preventable) health problems. Continue…

Camping with Pets: Preparing for a Great Outdoor Adventure

Camping with pets takes some planning.

One favorite summer activity for many families is camping. From the high Sierras to scenic lakes, we have a wide range of scenic places to pitch a tent and kick back for a little outdoor recreation.

For pet loving families, bringing along the family four-legged is a no-brainer. After all, what’s not to love about a happy Fido enjoying all of the sights, sounds and the smells of nature?

But, camping with pets has a few risks, so planning ahead for the safety and enjoyment of your pet pal is a must.

Before You Pack That Pet Hammock

While it may seem like the biggest concern is how to keep your curious canine occupied when at camp, there are many things to consider before heading out. Continue…

The Big Picture: Our Best Remedies for Itchy Pets

Doggy Gets PleasureOf all veterinary ailments, it’s easy to assume that treating the raw, inflamed skin of itchy pets is manageable – but determining specific triggers is anything but. Indeed, the only thing worse than a fiery skin attack is not knowing the reason behind such a fierce reaction.

Unmistakable Signs

We all know that animals lick and scratch themselves. However, if your pet can’t seem to stop and continues to pick at certain areas, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Continue…