Just like humans shed hair, dogs shed their fur throughout their lives, even hypoallergenic dogs. Shedding is a good thing; it’s a dog’s way of getting rid of old and damaged hair. It can be overwhelming in the springtime when some dogs “blow” their winter coat, but overall most dogs lose their fur evenly over their body.
The most common disease we diagnose at Intermountain Pet Hospital is dental disease, but now we're going to talk about the second most common condition that we see in our hospital: Itchy pets.
It's a lovely time of year to enjoy all the many outdoor activities the Treasure Valley has to offer. There is now a slight chill in the air, brilliant turning leaves, and the promise of the holidays coming up to enjoy with friends and family. And hey, it's possible that your seasonal allergies are easing up. But did you know your dog or cat may be experiencing some allergies of his or her own during the fall season? Some pets show symptoms of their autumn allergy issues and without the information you need, you may miss the tell-tale signs and not know how to make your dog more comfortable. Here's what every pet owner should know about their furry friends seasonal allergies.