Why Do I Have an Itchy Dog?

itchy dog

Allergies can affect our pets as much as they affect us. Unfortunately, our dogs cannot tell us when they are suffering from allergies. If you have an itchy dog, there is a good chance that allergies are the cause. Keep reading to learn more about allergies in dogs and how to get treatment to bring them relief from their skin issues:

Ruhroh: Itchy Dog Causes

If your dog is suddenly scratching more than normal, it is important to figure out the cause. Identifying the catalyst is the best way to find the proper treatment that will erase your dog’s discomfort so he can get back to his normal, carefree life. The following can cause itchiness in dogs:

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holiday Season

Cat and dog enjoying a safe holiday.

The holiday season is upon us! With the excitement of the season can come potential hazards to your beloved dog or cat. Dangers can lurk in baked treats, festive decorations, candles, and more. Make sure to celebrate the holiday season in a way that encourages pet safety with these tips from The Bluffs Pet Clinic: 

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Love Comes in Small Packages: Pocket Pet Wellness Tips

Pocket pet wellness.

At The Bluffs Pet Clinic, we think that pocket pets are just as amazing as dogs or cats. From rabbits to guinea pigs to hamsters, pint-sized pets are pretty great. We often forget that they need care, though, too. Pocket pet wellness is important!

Proper Pocket Pet Care

When pocket pets are well cared for, they tend to live longer and healthier lives. Perhaps the biggest thing to understand about your pet is what species-specific needs that they have. Taking care of a ferret is way different than caring for a hedgehog.

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The Keys to Exotic Pet Care

Because they require less maintenance and room, ownership of exotic pets is booming. In addition to their super cool looks, they also have massive appeal to people allergic to cats and dogs. Despite the perception that they’re easy-to-care-for, there are highly specific requirements for exotic pet care that demand an owner’s time, awareness, and attention.

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National Immunization Awareness Month: All About Pet Vaccines

Pet vaccines help a puppy play outdoors.

Thanks to significant advances in veterinary science and an increased understanding of animal behavior and welfare principles, pets are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. Part of their continued wellness is the prevention of communicable diseases through improved hygiene, preventive care, and of course, pet vaccines.

Knowing which vaccines your pet needs―and when―is an important part of pet ownership. At The Bluffs Pet Clinic, we take your pet’s preventive care seriously.  We aim to help you determine which pet vaccines your pet needs and when they need them.

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Pet Safety in the Great Outdoors

Dog and hiker in stream.

Nice weather is finally arriving in the great state of Minnesota, and at The Bluffs Pet Clinic we are excited to venture outdoors with our four-legged friends. As we head out hiking, swimming, camping, and otherwise enjoying nature, though, it is important to keep pet safety in mind. 

Great Dangers in the Great Outdoors

When considering the outdoors with our pets, there are many wonderful things to enjoy. Long nature walks, fishing excursions, and cookouts with friends are the things memories are made of.

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Why the Wait and Other Covid Things

A dog waits for his veterinary appointment.

Although we are more than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems that many facets of our daily lives are still affected by the virus. The Bluffs Pet Clinic is (and always has been) committed to offering your pets exceptional care, and we want you to know why it seems like our wait times have gotten longer recently.

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Plan for an Emergency, Ensure Pet Safety

Pet safety in Red Wing.

Blizzards, fires, tornadoes, and floods are all things we experience here in Minnesota.   While rare, natural disasters aren’t impossible, and planning for the worst is part of an effective defense. In other words, by imagining terrible scenarios, you can prepare for them. 

Upholding pet safety is a day-to-day occurrence, and must remain a high priority in the face of life-threatening circumstances.

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Recommendations for Protecting Your Pets From Fleas & Ticks

Spring has finally returned, but, unfortunately, that means that so have the fleas and ticks. As flea and tick treatments are always evolving, our own Dr. Darlene Cook, DVM, CVA wanted to share with you her current recommendations for flea and tick prevention for your pets. While we do recommend your pets be on monthly preventatives year-round, Doctor Cook also includes some recommendations for those who use spring through autumn prevention.

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