Monthly Archives: February 2016

3 Ways to Tackle Your Pet’s Dandruff Problem

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dogs, dog, petsNot every dog or cat has dandruff, but if you begin to notice those little white skin flakes, it may be cause for concern. In addition to contacting your veterinarian, here are a few ways you can manage the dandruff problem in your home over time.

  1. Talk to Your Vet about Your Pet’s Diet
    Dandruff can be the cause of a change in your pet’s diet. In some cases, it may be the result of a lack of nutrients. Your vet can help you find the right food to help you maintain your pet’s diet and reduce dandruff.
  2. Keep Up with Baths
    Your pet may not be a fan of water, but giving him or her a bath can help with dandruff. See if your vet can recommend a moisturizing shampoo to use on your pet to soothe skin and eliminate those flakes.
  3. Consider a Moisturizer
    Believe it or not, moisturizers exist for pets, too! Just like humans, pets can benefit from moisturizers that keep dandruff at bay and eliminate itchiness. Talk to your vet about which options are right for your furry friend.

Dandruff can be messy and downright uncomfortable for your pet. Contact Pet Vet Animal Hospitals today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals who can address your pet’s skin problem.

Does My Cat Have a Cold?

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cat, cats, petsAs a pet owner, you have the responsibility of maintaining the well-being of your animal over time. That being said, it can be downright disheartening when your pet catches a nasty cold. If you happen to have a cat, there are a few signs you can look out for in terms of illness.

Sneezing
Yes, it’s true! Your cat may begin sneezing if he or she catches a cold. It’s an involuntary reflux that all cats have in the event that a foreign virus or bacteria has entered its nasal passage.

Eye and Nasal Discharge
If you aren’t sure if your cat is ill, take a look at his or her eyes and nose. In the event that your cat is sick, you may notice that his or her eyes or red. His or her nose may also begin to produce mucus.

Lethargy
Is your cat less active than normal? If he or she is usually bouncing around the house, but seems lethargic as of late, it could be a cold.

Of course, you should contact a veterinarian as soon as you suspect that anything is impacting your cat’s well-being. The veterinarians with Pet Vet Animal Hospitals can help you ensure that your cat is healthy and diagnose any issues, even if it’s just a seasonal cold.

3 Signs that Your Pet May Have Allergies

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dog, dogs, allergies, petsDid you know that pets can have allergies, too? While they may not show it with a runny, stuffed nose, allergies can be just as uncomfortable to animals as humans. Here are some signs that your pet may have allergies and need professional veterinary care.

  1. Itchy, Red Eyes
    If your pet’s eyes are red and he or she is constantly attempting to itch them, allergies may be the cause. Runny eyes are also another sign of allergies in pets.
  2. Diarrhea and Vomiting
    It might not just be a flu bug! If your pet has certain allergies to food, the end result may be diarrhea and vomiting.
  3. Swollen Paws
    If your pet has swollen paws or he or she is constantly chewing them, these may be signs of allergies. Just like humans, pets can become itchy and irritated, too.

Luckily, many allergies can be identified in pets and taken care of over time. Contact Pet Vet Animal Hospitals to learn more about your pet’s potential allergies and treatment options. Our veterinarians can help your pet live a more comfortable life, without itching or irritation.