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Does your dog constantly lick and chew on his paws and legs? Does he lick his torso? Then your dog is probably itchy! These are some questions regarding dog allergies and other reasons your dog may be scratching. My dog has been diagnosed with allergies. Are there allergy shots for dogs? Yes, there are allergy shots for dogs. Also called “hypo-sensitization”, allergy shots consist of injections of a small volume of allergen (such as pollen) given to your dog at regular intervals for a long period of time. Allergies are caused by...

Veterinary pet insurance is a great way to help pay for unexpected veterinary costs associated with your pet. Most people get a pet expecting to pay for certain things, mostly wellness visits and routine surgeries, however, accidents and illnesses can be very costly and are often not planned or budgeted for appropriately. Most of the pet insurance companies offer different levels of plans based on your desired deductible, the amount you must cover of the total amount. These deductibles can be annual or per event. Based on your chosen deductible,...

It's officially summer time!   We have a few summer fun suggestions for the whole family, including your furry friends. Have a pool & bubble party.  A couple of kiddie pools, some dog friendly bubble solution to use in a bubble machine and sprinklers is all you need for a fun day with your family and pets. This is a win on a very hot summer day. Go on a hike.  Indiana has some great trails that are pet friendly.  Here is a link to Indiana pet friendly hiking trails. Go...

Pets Traveling Abroad International travel with your pet can be a wonderful experience for the both of you. However, it is very important that you are aware of the requirements for your intended destination. Early planning is the key to ensure a stress-­‐free and cost-­‐effective journey! Step 1: Determine the requirements for your pet in the country of destination. These requirements can vary based on the type of pet you have (dog, cat, etc) and the type of diseases that are absent or present in the country of destination. Some countries have...

Socialization is the process of preparing a cat or dog to be comfortable with other animals, people, places, and activities. Ideally, socialization should begin between the ages of 3 and 14 weeks for puppies, and between 3 and 9 weeks for kittens. The experience of adopting a kitten or puppy is exciting and wonderful. Bringing in a new pet or adding another pet to your family can also be stressful. A little bit of planning can ensure a new pet develops the calm, confident temperament that can make them a happy...

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