Common Heartworm Prevention Mistakes

You may think you are preventing heartworms in your dog by giving him a heartworm pill each month.  However, the American Heartworm Society says that of veterinarians who think heartworm is on the rise, sixty-one percent of them say poor owner compliance is a big reason.  Here are some common mistakes dog parents make that makes the heartworm preventative less…

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Feeding a Dog with Food Allergies

There was a time when feeding a dog with food allergies was hard.  You could only get hypoallergenic food from your veterinarian — and that was expensive.  Times have changed and you can get hypoallergenic dog food from most pet supermarkets.  However, the food the veterinarian sells is better for diagnosing allergies than the food pet supermarkets sell.  The food…

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Signs Your Dog Has Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are as big a problem for dogs as they are for humans.  These allergies are generally to trees, grass, and pollen.  There is not really a way to keep your pet away from these allergens as they go out to potty, play, and roll in the grass.  Here are some indicators that your dog may have seasonal allergies:

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