Dental Disease

Dental care is all too often neglected in our pets. When was the last time you checked your pet’s teeth? Have you raised his or her lip to look at the teeth and gums, especially far back in the mouth? If you haven’t, you may be in for a surprise. Animals, like people, suffer from the build-up of tartar (calculus). Some breeds of dogs and cats have more dental disease than others. This is due to genetics, the way the teeth fit in the mouth, (crowding or malocclusions) the type of food they eat and how they chew. The diagnosis
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Allergies in dogs = Atopy

Atopy (ˈa-tə-pē) is an allergic skin disorder of dogs. It is one of the most frustrating medical problems a pet can have and will require considerable time and effort by the pet’s family and veterinarian to manage. It can also be a costly disease over the life of the pet. The cause of atopy is an over reaction by the immune system to allergens (e.g. pollen, dust mites, molds) from the environment. Itching and redness are the most common symptoms. Atopic pets may be noted to chew their feet, scratch their ears or rub their faces on the ground. Regions
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