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…
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.
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.
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…
People often wonder, “Can dogs have seasonal allergies?” The answer is yes; they can. Ranging from mild to quite serious, dog seasonal allergies can occasionally look like hay fever in people. But in reality, the overwhelming majority of dogs with seasonal allergies have very itchy skin. We’ll help you know how to spot the signs and how to treat this common condition.
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.
Dogs love a good scratch, but excessive itching can be a sign of an underlying allergy or skin condition. It’s possible to spot the signs of irritation caused by skin conditions and manage some of them at home so your dog can get back to his fun-loving antics faster. We’ll help you know how to help give your pup some itch relief and when it’s time to see your veterinarian.
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…
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.
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.
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.