Seasonal Allergies And Your Dog

Labrador - Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

Just like humans, dogs too can suffer from environmental allergies, particularly as we begin to move into warmer weather.

We humans experience hayfever when we inhale pollen and other allergens (such as mites, dust and mold) and our over-sensitized immune system reacts by producing histamine, which in turn causes sneezing, swelling of the sinuses, itchy noses and so on.

It is important to be aware however, that while dogs can be equally as susceptible to hayfever and airborne allergens, the histamines produced in dogs result in slightly different symptoms.

Canine Behavior and Daylight Savings

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The end of daylight savings time may seem inconsequential or, at worst, an inconvenience as you remember to forward all your clocks and adjust to one less precious hour of sleep. Your dog on the other hand relies solely on his own body clock, or circadian rhythm, to know when it is time to eat, sleep and exercise, and that one hour difference is enough to throw that clock into disarray.