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Holiday Safety for Pets

Holiday Safety for Pets
Well it’s that time of year again.  Stockings are being hung, Christmas trees are being lit.  We’re all getting ready to celebrate with friends and family.  In all the excitement, let’s not forget our furry friends.  Holidays pose many potential challenges.

The tree.  While so beautiful, trees can be potentially dangerous for our pets.  The pine needles can be very sharp and cause irritation to the GI tract or even worse could get stuck in the intestines (an obstruction) requiring surgery.  The stagnant tree water can be a source of bacteria that can also cause vomiting and diarrhea or other infections.  Anchor your tree well.  Christmas trees can be very inviting for our pets to explore.


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Why is my dog so itchy?

Why is my dog so itchy?

There are a number of reasons that dogs will be itchy and scratch themselves. Parasites, like lice, mites, and fleas can cause a great deal of discomfort for a dog, but today I would like to focus on allergies. Allergies are easily the top cause of itchiness in dogs that I see in my practice. Dogs can have allergies to things in their environment, like grasses, weeds, and trees. They can also be allergic to things in their food. I’d like to talk about both of these in a little greater detail in this post.

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