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COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, we are experiencing processing and shipping delays for some of our orders. We recommend placing your orders earlier than needed so that you do not run out of food or prescription medications.

ATTENTION: For the health and safety of our clients, patients and staff we have revised our policies and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Allergy Season: My pet is itching for relief; is there anything I can do to help?

DR. B:

While you may already be perfectly aware of your own allergies, make sure you consider your pet’s reactions to the environment as well. Grass, dust, and other environmental allergens are significantly more present this time of year, and our pets can be allergic to them, too. Symptoms of allergies in pets are similar to ours and may include:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Watery, itchy and/or red eyes
  • Itchy, flaky and/or red skin

If your pet has environmental allergies, we may suggest allergy medication. Frequent baths can remove allergens from your pet’s coat, and wiping his feet before he comes inside can keep him from tracking allergens indoors. You should also vacuum and dust your home regularly to keep it allergen-free.

If you suspect your pet is suffering from seasonal allergies, call us at 802-985-2525.