7 Ways Pet Parents Can Help Control Their Dog Allergies

7 Ways Pet Parents Can Help Control Their Dog Allergies

Advertisement 15 to 20% of Americans have some sort of allergic reaction to dogs. Despite the prevalence of dog-related asthma, sneezing, itchy skin and hives, nearly half of US households have at least one pup. Pet lovers are clearly willing to endure their symptoms in order to enjoy the many benefits of sharing their lives with dogs. Luckily, there are several things these pawrents can do to help control their dog allergies. What Causes Dog Allergies? According to the Mayo Clinic, allergies occur when the immune system reacts to an allergy-triggering substance. For…continue reading →
The Top 5 Issues Affecting Senior Dogs According To Our Survey & What Owners Can Do

The Top 5 Issues Affecting Senior Dogs According To Our Survey & What Owners Can Do

Earlier this month, we shared a poll on our iHeartSeniorDogs Facebook page to identify the most common health problems facing older dogs. Five ailments stood out overwhelmingly above the rest: joint pain, hearing loss, skin allergies, vision loss, and dental problems. It’s heartbreaking to see your best friends suffer, so read on to find out how you can improve their quality of life when it comes to these issues! 1. Joint Pain/Arthritis More than 1,000 responders noted that their senior dogs struggle with the painful effects of arthritic joints. The aging process causes…continue reading →
10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs

10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs

Advertisement Does your dog seem to be itching more than usual lately? Maybe he has irritated areas on his skin or bald patches. Unfortunately, skin issues are one of the top reasons for vet visits, and there are more than 160 skin problems that can plague dogs, so getting a proper diagnosis and treatment for your poor pup can be difficult. Some skin problems are more common than others, though; here are 10 common skin issues that can plague dogs. #1 – Allergies Allergies are a very common problem that can affect a…continue reading →