Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

Intermountain Pet Hospital's blog provides tips and ideas to help make life more enjoyable for you and your pet.

Posts about Pets with Allergies

Pollen, Dust, Grasses, and your Pets

Posted by Nikki Wardle on March 15, 2022 at 10:08 AM

Allergies are awful and can lead to atopic dermatitis. Atopic derma-what? It's the inherited condition where your pet has an allergic reaction (inflammation or getting itchy) to some kind of allergen. According to the US National Library of Medicine, about 12.5% of felines suffer from atopic allergies, and 10% of canines suffer from atopic allergies

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Topics: Pet Wellness Clinic, Pets with Allergies

Why is My Dog Losing Patches of Hair

Posted by Nikki Wardle on October 27, 2020 at 9:15 AM

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.

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Topics: Pet Wellness Clinic, Pet Care, Pets with Allergies

Why is My Dog So Itchy?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on March 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Pets with Allergies

Fall Pet Allergies: Symptoms and Solutions

Posted by Nikki Wardle on September 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Pets with Allergies