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Signs your dog may have a food Allergy:
The symptoms of food allergies are similar to those of most allergies seen in dogs and cats. The primary symptom is itchy skin affecting primarily the face, feet, ears, forelegs, armpits and the area around the anus. Symptoms may also include chronic or recurrent ear infections, hair loss, excessive scratching, hot spots, and skin infections that respond to antibiotics but reoccur after antibiotics are discontinued. There is evidence that dogs with food allergies may sometimes have an increased incidence of bowel movements. One study showed that non-allergic dogs have around 1.5 bowel movements per day where some dogs with food allergies may have 3 or more per day.
It is difficult to distinguish an animal suffering from food allergies from an animal suffering from atopy or other allergies based on physical signs. However, there are a few signs that increase the suspicion that food allergies may be present. One of these, is a dog with recurrent ear problems, particularly yeast infections. Another, is a very young dog with moderate or severe skin problems. A third tip off, is if a dog suffers from allergies year-round or if the symptoms begin in the winter. And the final clue, is a dog that has very itchy skin but does not respond to steroid treatment.
Puppy Vaccines: At what ages should I get my puppy Vaccinated?
-6 to 8 weeks with a follow up at 12 weeks. After the 12 week set of vaccines it is safe to take your puppy out in the public.
Flea and Tick Season:
When does it start?
Flea and Tick season usually starts when the weather begins to get warm, in May and goes through winter.
The worst time of the year for fleas and ticks is September, October, and November.
How do I remove a tick?
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Are there natural ways to protect my pets from Fleas and ticks?
There sure are,check out this link to find out about some natural ways to protect your pet from Fleas and Ticks