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Canine Otitis Externa: Ear Infections and Inflammation

canine otitis externa ear inflammation

Canine otitis externa refers to the inflammation of the external ear, the ear canal. Other types of canine otitis include otitis media and otitis interna, referring to inflammation of the middle and inner ear. Canine otitis externa is relatively common amongst dogs, estimated to affect between 14-20%. All ages and breeds can develop the condition, although long-eared breeds are more …

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Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Canine atopic dermatitis is the term given to the skin irritation that develops in dogs with allergies to certain common allergens such as pollen. Canine atopic dermatitis is fairly common and is estimated to affect around 7-10% of dogs. It can take time for the allergies responsible for the skin irritation to develop, which means that symptoms of the condition …

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Are Hypoallergenic Diets What They Seem?: Pet Food Allergies

A recent study reported that a number of hypoallergenic pet foods were actually contaminated with undeclared animal by-products that could cause allergic responses. Hypoallergenic diets are an important diagnostic tool for determining pet food allergies, however the study discovered that 10 of the 12 limited antigen diets contained undeclared avian, mammalian or fish DNA (e.g. bone, protein and fats). This …

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Why Does My Dog Scratch So Much?: How Diet Can Cause Itchy Skin

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Dogs itch and scratch all the time, but when scratching becomes excessive it might be time to seek help. There are many reasons as to why your dog might be scratching so much, some simple, some not so much. Some causes of itchy skin include; skin infections, irritation, parasites, fleas or even boredom. Did you know, that food allergies might …

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Finding Your Perfect Canine Companion

finding your perfect canine companion - chihuahua

There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs out there, varying in almost every aspect – from size to personality. Just compare a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, considering the sheer difference between these two breeds I’m surprised they aren’t different species! So with nearly 400 hundred breeds and new breeds constantly emerging, how do you choose a breed that …

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Pet Allergies – Why Suffer in Silence?

Pet Allergies Dog

Anybody who owns a pet understands just how frustrating pet hair can be – especially within the home of allergy sufferers. Home owners go to the extent of vacuuming, dusting and cleaning, only to see their efforts go unrewarded. An estimated 10% of the entire population are allergic to animals and even minimal exposure to discarded fur in the home can be enough to trigger a reaction. Factoring into account that 70% of households own a dog or a cat and you can truly understand the extent of this problem and how important it is to minimise exposure. Image by OakleyOriginals

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