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 Every Pet Owner Should Know About Zoonotic Disease

A dog kisses a man in the back of an SUV.

The fact that people can get really sick from animals is nothing new, but with globalization and human impact on the environment, zoonotic diseases continue to be a fairly significant threat. Zoonoses can include a wide-range of pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and of course, viruses. One of the many takeaways from the massive, worldwide coronavirus pandemic is that people are thinking differently about the spread of zoonotic disease and the ways we can keep safe from exposure and infection.  

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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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