Allergies

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.

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8 Best Dog Allergy Supplements: Anti-Itch Chews, Oils, Vitamins & More

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.

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Dog Snoring: Is It Normal Or A Cause For Concern?

There’s nothing cuter than a sleeping dog. But what happens if your sweet pup is snoring like a train. Not only does it take away from the cuteness, but it can also cause some concern if you aren’t sure why it’s happening or if it’s normal…

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Non-Shedding Dogs: Which Are Best For Allergies?

When it comes to picking out the best dog breed for you and your family, there are many factors you should consider. For some, homes with allergy prone people one of the most important characteristics of a dog is whether it is non-shedding (aka “hypoallergenic”). But what dogs are low shedders?

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Hot Spots On Dogs: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Is your dog excessively licking and chewing a red area on his skin? He could have a hot spot, which usually requires vet-prescribed medication and a lot of care at home to heal. How do you know if your dog has a hot spot? How are hot spots treated? We’ll arm you with all the information you’ll need to help you relieve your pup’s pesky skin irritation…

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EasyDNA Dog Allergy Test Review: Discover Health Issues

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…

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Dog Allergy Testing: How Much Does It Cost And Is It Worth It? We Review The Best Tests

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.

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Dog Allergy Treatment: What’s The Best Allergy Relief For Dogs?

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.

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German Shepherd Guide: Life Span, Temperament, Colors, Size, Shedding & More

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.

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Dog Skin Allergies: Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies, Treatment & More

Is your dog scratching and licking herself excessively? Does her skin look red or irritated? You’re certainly not alone. Dog skin allergies are one of the most common reasons pet owners seek veterinary care, which can add up fast. Before your dog is diagnosed with skin allergies or other health conditions, you should sign up for pet insurance. Pet insurance can cover the expense of allergy testing as well as other illnesses and accidents. But how do you know if your dog has skin allergies or if something else is going on? If it is allergies, what’s the cause? And what should you do if you suspect your pup has skin allergies? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you give your dog some much-needed relief.

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Dog Allergy Symptoms: 5 Common Types & Treatments

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.

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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Stung By A Bee: Treatment, Symptoms & More

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.

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Best Grain-Free Dog Food & Is It Bad For Your Pup?

Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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