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It’s in the Air: Atopy in Pets

Atopy, or inhalant or environmental allergy, will soon be making its springtime appearance as blooming flowers, budding trees, and spring plantings fill the air with pollen, mold, and dust. This common cause of skin issues in pets occurs when particular proteins, or allergens, enter the body through inhalation or direct contact. Inhalant allergies often are [...]

By |2019-04-25T19:31:39+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why You Should Train Your Pet Using Positive Reinforcement Methods

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” —Benjamin Franklin   The quote doesn’t only apply to humans—it applies to our pets, too. Using negative training techniques—telling your pet “no” or punishing her when she misbehaves—is like telling her what you want. And, you’re telling her in [...]

By |2019-02-05T02:37:55+00:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Pet-Friendly Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

  Hide the Halloween candy — Trick-or-treat sweets can be a tempting danger to your pet. Containing both theobromine and caffeine, chocolate is particularly toxic. Dark chocolate contains a higher concentration of these ingredients than milk chocolate, so it is more likely to cause toxicity. Chocolate ingestion can cause vomiting, diarrhea, cardiac arrhythmias, and even [...]

By |2018-12-03T06:49:50+00:00October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments