What are Dog Flea Allergies? Fleas make most dogs itch. But, some dogs are actually allergic to flea bites. In medical terms, veterinarians call it "flea allergy dermatitis (FAD)" or "flea bite sensitivity". If your dog … [Read more...]
“Allergy” is a genetically influenced disease. Allergies result from an aberration in the genes that control T lymphocyte function.
Mentioned in a different way, allergic dogs have T lymphocytes that respond more vigorously than the same genes in non-allergic dogs.
You may know of acupuncture’s benefits for humans. But can pets also benefit from, say, dog acupuncture? Yes! Acupuncture is beneficial for your pet. Acupuncture increases circulation stimulates nerves and improves the body’s defense … [Read more...]
Poochy’s eyes are red and runny, his eyelids are swollen, and he looks miserable. What’s wrong? Sounds like either a dog eye infection or allergies. In fact, allergies can cause infections especially if Poochy: Rubs his eyes … [Read more...]
Treatment of dog skin allergies is frustrating. Frustrating for you, your dog, and the veterinarian. Veterinarians recommend a variety of medicines to combat allergies. Since one medicine does not work for all dogs, the frustration … [Read more...]
You may be thinking, "A steroid for my dog's allergies?" Is it really necessary? Is my dog going to look like a bodybuilder?! No! Many patients in my clinic have questions about common dog allergy medicines and how they … [Read more...]
Tip #1: For Allergy-Free Puppies, Don’t Breed Allergic Dogs “Allergy” is a genetically influenced disease. Allergies result from an aberration in the genes that control T-lymphocyte function. Mentioned in a different way, allergic dogs … [Read more...]