Fall is a wonderful time of year in Minnesota except for our pets that have seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies can make the fall miserable for those pets. This has been a bad year for seasonal contact allergies in Minnesota. The mild temperatures and rain has allowed for great growth of the weeds, grasses, and molds that commonly irritate our pets.
The most common symptoms of seasonal contact allergies are: licking and chewing on the feet and abdomen, scratching around the head and armpit … [Read More...]
What is about 1 inch long that can permanently identify your pet? A microchip!
A microchip is composed of a small radio transmitter sealed in a sterile, non-reactive glass case. The microchip is inserted under the skin between the pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip can be “read” by a special scanner which displays a series of numbers and letters. This code is linked to a computer site where the information for the owner, such as name, address and phone numbers is stored.
A … [Read More...]
Feline urinary health is a very complex subject. It encompasses urinary tract infection, urinary obstruction, and urinating outside the litter box. Infection, crystals or stones, or behavioral issues are at the root of these problems. The good news is that bringing your cat in early for an exam and urinalysis can help in determining what is causing your cat’s problems.
Many times a diet change is all that is needed to cure or prevent these things from happening again. Hill’s Prescription Diet … [Read More...]
Summer is usually a time of fun and relaxation for our families, but for some dogs and cats it can be a time of major stress and anxiety. Schedule changes, kids being home from school, family vacations, fireworks, and thunderstorms are some of the events that can lead to anxiety for your pet. Fortunately, we have many options to help reduce your pet’s stress and anxiety.
If your pet’s times of stress are occasional and short-lived, you can use a homeopathic treatment of essential peppermint … [Read More...]