Many people suffer from allergies, whether they have a food allergy, seasonal allergies, or a pet allergy. Proteins found in your pet’s urine and dander can cause a reaction for some people, which can lead to various signs and symptoms. Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and visible rash/hives are a few common signs and symptoms.
Welcoming the New Year means new challenges, embracing opportunities and working to achieve goals. Many people make a New Year’s Resolution to live a healthier life; this may entail a better diet, more exercise, and losing some unwanted weight. Not only should we as humans aspire to be the best version of ourselves, but we
Our practice is committed to low stress handling techniques. Here’s why — and how you can help reduce your pets stress. Anytime your pet feels threatened, whether that threat is real or imagined, changes occur immediately within his or her body to prepare for fight or flight. These changes occur because your pet’s nervous system
Between the ages of 3-12 weeks in dogs, and 2-7 weeks in cats, young animals go through an important socialization period in which they learn to interact properly with other dogs or cats, interact with humans, and adapt to new environments and stimuli. This socialization window is commonly broken down into two parts, called primary
What is food guarding? When a dog becomes very defensive while eating food, chewing on a bone or toy, or eating a treat, we call it food guarding. It can also be called food aggression, resource aggression or resource guarding. While the exact cause of food guarding has not been determined, one theory suggests that
A diagnosis of cancer carries many scary things with it, including the likelihood that your pet is in pain. Your veterinarian in Philadelphia will work with you to create a pain management plan to keep your pet comfortable during treatment. Here are some pointers to keep in mind as you discuss this plan with your
February is National Pet Dental Health month! To celebrate, we’re answering a few basic questions about dog dental health: So when do dogs have adult teeth? Do they just keep their baby ones? When they’re young, puppies have a set of milk teeth, or deciduous teeth, they use to nurse and eventually eat solid food