Scratchy Season: Does My Dog Have Pollen Allergies?

Dog with pollen allergies outside.

Pollen allergies in pets is one of the more common types of allergies that affect our four-legged friends. Like humans, dogs suffer from an array of symptoms when the weather warms up and the trees, plants, and flowers are in their full glory. While seasonal allergies in pets can cause symptoms year-round, most dogs suffer especially during spring and summer

Pollen allergies manifest differently in dogs. You may not witness the sneezing and watery eyes that are the telltale signs of seasonal allergies in humans. If you have wondered, “does my dog have pollen allergies,” you have come to the right place. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is here to answer that question and give you tips to provide relief for your pet.

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What Was That!? Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

Small dog sticks out done in the middle of a sneeze.

Dogs make a wide variety of sounds, from that happy bark when you come home to gumbles and whines when they want to be fed. But when a dog has an episode of reverse sneezing, it may seem like they are unable to get enough air or trying to get something out of their windpipe. The sound resembles a goose honk and can be disconcerting to pet owners.

The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is here to explain what occurs during reverse sneezing in dogs and what you can do to help your best friend.

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Fun in the Sun: 10 Awesome Games to Play with Your Dog This Summer

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, most of us want to get outside and enjoy some R&R. Our pets are also more than happy to tag along and have fun with some outdoor recreation. But how do you keep your pet occupied and active during the summer months, without getting bored with the same-old, same-old? These amazing games, that’s what! 

The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is committed to your pet’s activity needs and these games to play with your dog this summer are the perfect solution. 

10 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog This Summer

Along with daily walks, playing games with your pet can help keep them active, in good shape, and mentally challenged. Summertime gives us more opportunity to do things under the sun, enjoying fresh air with our favorite doggos. Here are our top 10 choices for energetic games.

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