Imagine feeling like you have poison ivy all over your body. Your skin swells, turn red and itches much worse than any mosquito bite you’ve ever had. Fido feels this way every day, day after day after day. Dog skin problems and … [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.
But Doc, my dog is sneezing and gagging all the time! What is wrong? What can I do? Sneezing is a normal dog behavior. Dogs expel air to remove irritants and debris from their nasal cavity. Some dogs even experience reverse … [Read more...]
It happens every single night: lick, chew, scratch. And again: lick, chew, scratch. Damn! “This is driving me crazy! It’s driving my dog crazy, too!” “Honey, I can’t sleep! The dog sneezing all night long is driving me … [Read more...]
Buffy sneezed three times in the exam room. “Gesundheit!” remarked Mrs. Jones in a deep German accent. “Ever since the weather changed, Buffy has been sneezing constantly. She seems miserable,” Mrs. Jones explains. Dogs sniff and … [Read more...]