The German Shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche, from the family dog to a working service dog. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Is it their loyalty, confidence, courage, or ability to learn? We take a look at the history, appearance, temperament, and needs of the German Shepherd.
Allergies can become a problem when you own a dog, and of course you’ll sacrifice the sneezing and itchy, watery eyes for the love of your dog. However, we can help you with your allergy problems.
Itchy skin and digestive issues are common problems with our pups. And sometimes, allergies or intolerances to environmental or food allergens are to blame. If you suspect your dog’s symptoms are due to allergies, you’re certainly not alone. That’s why the commercial market is flooded with supplements that claim to relieve dog allergies. As with all consumer products, some allergy supplements for dogs are of higher quality and more effective than others. We’ve done our research to weed through your options. We hope you can find allergy relief for your furry friend with one of our top picks.
If you have a dog, you’ve probably experienced a time when he’s been itchy for one reason or another. There’s nothing more frustrating as a pet owner than watching your pup scratch away with no relief in sight. Just like us, dogs are susceptible to minor allergies and reactions. Luckily, there’s an over-the-counter medication that veterinarians and pet owners can trust to take the edge off. In this article, we’ll discuss the many uses of Benadryl and the safe ways to add it to your beloved companions’ routine.
If you have ever suffered from allergy symptoms, you know how miserable they can make you feel. The world is foggy, your brain is dull, your eyes and skin itch incessantly, your sinuses are like a dripping faucet and you are tired and lethargic. In a word, allergies make you feel miserable. Dog allergy symptoms are very similar, and they can feel miserable too.
Unfortunately, allergies are quite common in dogs, and they can be allergic to a variety of things. The most common culprits are environmental allergens, fleas, and food. If you think your dog has an allergy, you’re likely wondering what veterinary treatment is available. Or if your pup’s symptoms are mild, what are your best options for at-home allergy relief for dogs? We’ll help you navigate the complicated and worrisome problem of how to treat dog allergies.
Is your dog scratching incessantly? Or do you think your dog isn’t tolerating his food well because he’s having ongoing digestive issues? Can dogs be tested for food allergies or other types of allergies at home? Yes, there’s an easy way to test your dog for a wide variety of allergies from the convenience of your home. We review some of the best at-home dog allergy test kits that can help you uncover what may be pestering your pup.
Bees and wasps are one of nature’s little miracles for a curious canine. It’s hard for pups to resist these flying and buzzing wonders. Unfortunately, dogs don’t understand the pain these insects can inflict — and dogs’ faces and paws often pay the price. If your dog gets stung by a bee, what do you do? In most cases, you can help them at home. But some dogs suffer severe reactions, so it’s important to know when it’s time for emergency care.
Is your pup suffering from majorly itchy skin or digestive issues? If so, he could be suffering from allergies. An at-home dog allergy test, like Glacier Peak Holistics’ test, could uncover some of the allergens causing him health problems. Glacier Peak Holistics’ Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan Test is one of several at-home dog allergy tests on the market that you may be considering for your furry friend. How does this test differ from others? And are the results accurate? We dive into the details of the Glacier Peak Holistics allergy test to help you decide if this test is a good option for you.
Are you concerned that your dog may be suffering from “allergies” to the food he’s eating? You may want to consider an at-home test, like NutriScan, that could help identify the foods that are causing your pup adverse reactions, like excessive itching and gastrointestinal issues. Hemopet’s NutriScan food intolerance test is one of a handful of at-home test kits that analyze your dog’s saliva to determine the food ingredients he has an intolerance or sensitivity to. But are NutriScan’s results accurate? And is the high cost of this test worth it? We’ll give you the answers to these questions and more details in our Nutriscan review to help you decide.
If your dog is scratching a lot or having frequent digestion problems, they could be intolerant to certain food ingredients or environmental factors, like pollen or dust. You can find out which substances are causing your dog distress through an at-home dog allergy test. EasyDNA, a global company that offers a variety of at-home DNA and other tests for dogs and people, has a dog allergy test kit that’s easy to do at home and promises results in just a few weeks. Is their test worth it? And do the results give you enough information for you to actively help your pup? We’ll answer these questions and more…
Is your dog’s irritated skin giving you cause for concern? You’re not alone. Dogs are extremely prone to skin problems. In fact, skin conditions are the second most common ailment that dog parents face when seeking veterinary care. If your dog is itching or licking incessantly or he has patches of skin that don’t look normal, your dog could have a skin infection. We’ll tell you what to look out for, when it’s time to see your vet, and other need-to-know information about skin infections…