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Allergies in Dogs and Cats

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Does your pet scratch or chew at his paws during one particular time of the year? Is hair missing from scratching? Has she been diagnosed with “hot spots” or recurrent ear infections in the past? If so, there is a good possibility there is an underlying problem: allergies, also known as atopy. Symptoms Most dogs will lick and chew their paws, develop areas of redness on the skin, and scratch with seasonal allergies. Cats will scratch and cause areas of missing hair from over-grooming. As time passes and the allergies go untreated, pets often develop ear infections and bacterial skin…

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