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"Bee" Careful: Stings Can Be Serious!

April showers bring May flowers…and with them, bees.

Just like humans, pets can have severe or even life-threatening reactions to bee stings. Unfortunately, our furry friends are also at greater risk for stings due to their curious and playful nature.

Because pets often like to chase, swat, or bite at bees and other flying insects, they are most likely to be stung in the mouth or on the muzzle, nose, face, or paws. It is also common for dogs to accidentally step on a bee while out on a walk.

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Dog allergies and Cytopoint as a treatment -- new video

It's springtime, and along with warmer temperatures and beautiful flowers, it may mean allergies for dogs as well as humans.

If your dog is showing signs of allergies, and you have not had luck with other treatments, you may want to consider a drug called Cytopoint. 

Unlike other treatments like prednisone or Apoquel, Cytopoint does not suppress the immune system, so it is safe for all patients.  It works by neutralizing IL-31, a cytokine that makes dogs itch.  It is an injectable medication that is given every 4 to 8 weeks.

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Top 4 Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

Are you trying to convince your place of work to go pet-friendly? A 2015 Society for Human Resource Management survey found 8 percent of American workplaces allow employees to bring their furry loved ones to work, up from 5 percent in 2013

It may seem like having your pet around is just going to be fun and games, but with the right considerations, more and more companies may want to consider the benefits.

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How to Spot an Ear Infection In Your Dog

Did you know that some dogs are more prone to ear infections than others? It's true. Floppy-eared dogs like Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hounds, and other long-eared dogs tend to have more ear infections than dogs with upright ears. Dogs who swim a lot are also more prone to ear infections.

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The Truth About Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings

If you have looked into having your dog or cat’s teeth cleaned, you may have come across information on the internet about anesthesia-free pet dental cleanings. This simply means that your pet will not go under general anesthesia in order to have their teeth cleaned. At first glance, it seems less risky and less expensive, so why not?

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Why Microchip Your Dog?

If your dog went missing, how would you try to find him? Post “lost” notices on electrical poles and on Facebook? Comb the neighborhood calling for your dog and looking at your phone every three seconds in case someone found him? Call your shelter to ask if anyone had found him and taken him to the shelter?

While all of these are viable and common practices, there are a few ways you can increase the odds that you'll be reunited with your pooch should the unthinkable happen.

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