ear infection symptoms causes and treatment for dogs and cats

Ear Infections in Dogs & Cats | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Ear infections are very common in pets, especially in dogs. The ears become very itchy and painful, and the pet will scratch at the ears and shake their head excessively. If they have long ears, it may sound like a helicopter is landing on your house (we affectionately call my dog Chopper Sam). Ear infections…

cystitis symptoms causes and treatment for dogs and cats

Cystitis in Dogs and Cats | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

What is Cystitis? Cystitis means inflammation in the bladder. This inflammation makes the pet uncomfortable, and they feel like they have to go RIGHT NOW. This often leads to the most common sign of cystitis: urinary accidents. Symptoms The “right now” feeling means the pet does not think it can make it to the backyard…

common pet allergies in dogs and cats

3 Common Pet Allergies

Allergies There are 3 main allergies that dogs and cats are affected by: Flea allergies Food allergies Pollen allergies (inhaled and topical allergens that include dust and molds, also called Atopy) Allergic animals generally have an “itch threshold”. Once their allergic stimulants cross that threshold, then they itch, scratch, chew and break out with secondary…