It's Allergy Season--for Your Pets, Too
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See what Dr. Becker has to say about allergies in your kitties or dogs in this informative article, "If Your Dog is Itchy or Your Cat is Wheezy, You Need to Read This."
Did you know your dog or cat can suffer from seasonal allergies just as you do?
According to a survey conducted by Novartis Animal Health, over half of pet owners aren't aware their fuzzy family members can also spend the spring season feeling miserable thanks to pollens and other environmental allergens.
Two Categories of Pet Allergies
There are primarily two types of allergies: food allergies and environmental allergies. If your pet gets itchy during spring, summer or fall, she's probably reacting to seasonal, environmental allergens. But if her symptoms continue year-round, it's more likely her sensitivity is to something more constant in her environment, or to something in her diet.
There are a couple of exceptions to this rule, however. If you live in an area that doesn't have a hard freeze in the winter, environmental allergens can build up and cause year-round issues for your pet. In addition, seasonal allergies can progress to year-round allergies, which I'll discuss shortly.
Coconut Oil or Fish Oil??
How about both!
Your pet will reap the benefits of daily doses of both coconut oil and fish oil.
Just a reminder: Be sure to slowly work up to the recommended dosages if your pet is not used to having these added to their food.
This Week's Adoptables from HAWS
The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!
To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page. You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.
(Please click the links to see photos!)
HAWS currently has many pocket pets looking for homes including these female mice. These girls are very social and definitely enjoy each other’s company. We hope they will get adopted in pairs (or more if you please). They are so cute and fun to watch. Stop by HAWS today to meet this young gals!
Lily found her way to HAWS because her owner was no longer able to care for her. She is very sweet and filled with life. She loves tennis balls and taking walks with all of her favorite dog walkers. We believe she would do best in an adult home because she just doesn’t realize how strong she is. Summer is a great time to add a new dog to your home so be sure to stop by HAWS today to meet this pretty Lily.
Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Your Friends at End of the Leash
Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.