How to Keep Your Pet Safe While Traveling this Summer

Pet safety while traveling.

Summer is a time when people look forward to vacations, whether it’s an outing close to home or exploring new places further away. People naturally want to take their pets along to share in these adventures. As part of arranging travel plans, it’s important to first consider if your activities are suited for pets. Will you need air travel? How will your pet handle a hotel stay? Some pets may have a better time at home or in a boarding facility. If bringing your dog or cat along is a key part of making memories, traveling with your furry friends can be less stressful for everyone with some planning.

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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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