The Caring Vet: Fall Pet Allergies

Does autumn mean Spot is suddenly scratching? If your dog is exhibiting signs of allergies, it could be related to the change of seasons. Today in “The Caring Vet Column,” Dr. Jeff Werber discusses fall allergies and Fidos! FALL ALLERGIES So, with summer coming to an end, and the weather cooling down, I’m sure many […]

Review: Fellowes AP-300PH Air Purifier

With two dogs, four cats, and miles of juniper trees around us, I know allergies! I’ve had allergies and asthma my entire life. With careful housecleaning, I work hard to keep my symptoms in check without using medication (I hate that foggy feeling I get from so many allergy medicines!) One way I work to […]

Why Are So Many Dogs Allergic?

Today we continue with our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: Why are so many dogs becoming allergic to grain products? What are we doing now that we did not do say 20 years ago? Our knowledge of dog and cat health care and nutrition has greatly expanded over the last 20 years […]

Heading to Rug Doctor Blogger Event!

As I’ve written about before here on DogTipper, I have allergies (and asthma) so I’m always trying to find ways to cut back on allergens, including pet allergens, in our house. As you know, we’ve just launched to talk all allergies all the time…so an invitation to attend a special Rug Doctor event next […]

Ask Dr. Audrey: My Dog Chews Her Feet!

Dear Dr. Audrey, My dog (a three-year-old, mixed breed female) has started chewing on her feet. I have checked her feet carefully and find nothing. Someone told me that can be a sign of allergies. Should I think about changing her diet? She has no digestive problems or anything else that I’ve seen. Chewing the […]

Living with Pets & Allergies

Do you have allergies? About 40 million Americans do (count us in!) and dog and cat dander can be a real trigger according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. For most people, though, working to keep down the allergens is a small price to pay to enjoy your life with your furry family […]

Minimizing Dog Dander

President-Elect Obama’s promise to get a First Dog has drawn international attention–and raised awareness about dogs and allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 20 million Americans have asthma, and 50 million have allergies, so the Obamas are definitely not alone in their quest for a dog that will […]

Choosing a Hypoallergenic Dog

The upcoming adoption of a dog by the Obama family has brought a lot of attention to the question of hypoallergenic dogs to minimize allergens in the White House. But just what is a hypoallergenic dog. According to the ASPCA, “There is no such thing as a truly non-allergenic or hypoallergenic dog. Dogs (and cats) […]