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  • Having your dog accompany you during travel may add enjoyment to your trip. It is important to keep your dog's safety in mind when traveling, so be sure to check with the airline well in advance of your trip. For pets that are too large to travel in the cabin, you have two options: checked luggage or manifest cargo. Take direct flights whenever possible and try to avoid connections and layovers. Have your dog examined by your veterinarian in advance of the trip. Flight requirements may include written proof of certain vaccinations, blood tests, or anti-parasitic treatment that has been performed within a specified time period. Your dog's travel carrier will be its home for much of your trip, so it is important to choose the right carrier. By applying a few common sense rules, you can keep your traveling dog safe and sound.

  • These large working dogs were originally bred to hunt ferocious prey animals such as bears and boars, and to defend their master's property. They are docile most of the time, good-natured, with courage, alertness and dignity. They are extremely loyal companions. However, Akitas are also stubborn, self-willed, and aloof when first introduced to strangers.

  • The Alaskan Malamute is the largest of all sled dogs, and has a somewhat wolf-like appearance. Friendly and outgoing with a distinct independent streak, the Malamute is a great companion and, like most working breeds, thrives when given a job to do.

  • Albuterol sulfate is a bronchodilator, used off label, to treat asthma and cough related to bronchoconstriction. It is administered as an inhalant in cats and by mouth, as a tablet, in dogs. The most common side effects include nervousness, shaking, fast heartbeat, and dizziness. Use with caution in pets with diabetes, hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, seizures, heart disease, abnormal heart rhythms, or pregnancy. If a negative reaction occurs, call your veterinary office.

  • Inhalant Allergies (Atopy) in Dogs

    Una alergia es un estado de hiper-reactividad o hipersensibilidad del sistema inmunitario a una sustancia particular llamada alergeno. Los perros con alergias desarrollan una reacción de hipersensibilidad a sustancias como pólenes, saliva de la pulga y otros.

  • Food Allergies in Dogs

    La alergia alimentaria es sólo una de las al menos cinco alergias o hipersensibilidades específicas que se conocen en los perros. Todos sabemos que hay personas alérgicas a ciertos alimentos, como los cacahuetes o las fresas, y hace relativamente poco que se descubrió la existencia de alergias alimentarias también en perros.

  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs

    La piel de mi perro siempre está muy reactiva y cada verano tiene que medicarse. Le han realizado recientemente unas pruebas y me han dicho que tiene una dermatitis por alergia a la picadura de la pulga. Sin embargo, yo nunca le he visto pulgas a mi perro. ¿Es correcto el diagnóstico?

  • Allergies in Dogs

    Una alergia es un estado de hipereactividad o hipersensibilidad del sistema inmunitario a una sustancia particular llamada alergeno. La mayoría de alergenos son proteínas.

  • Inhalant Allergies (Atopy) in Dogs

    La alergia es una de las enfermedades más frecuentes en los perros. Las alergias cutáneas se encuentran entre los problemas más habituales, difíciles y frustrantes con los que se enfrenta el veterinario.

  • Blue-green algae, also called cyanobacteria, is found in fresh and brackish water of ponds and lakes. This microscopic bacteria can also grow in backyard fountains, garden pots, bird baths, and anywhere water is stagnant.