As we continue with our focus on allergies this month at Embrace Pet Insurance, I chat with Dr Patrick Mahaney about allergies and your questions for him on the topic.
Carl: Our dog, Sammy, licks and chews his feet regularly and occasionally has bacterial sores on his belly. We’ve given him Benadryl for the licking and chewing and Vet prescribed antibiotic for the sores. We’ve been told he has allergies. We keep treating these issues but they keep reoccurring. How would we find out what allergies he has?
Caroline: At what stage do you suspect a yeast infection over allergies, because aren’t the symptoms very similar?
Linda: What would cause a 5 year old lab to suddenly develop allergies and how do you determine
what he is allergic to?
Laura: are there certain types of dogs and cats that are more prone to allergies?
The answers to these questions and more are discussed in the audio below
The omega-3 fatty acid supplement mentioned is made by Nordic Naturals. Do you have more questions on allergies for Dr Patrick? Post in the comments and I’ll get some answers for you.
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Guest Post: Allergy Questions with Dr Patrick Mahaney
Dr. Mahaney is a veterinarian from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, having been inspired by his own chronic pain from Intervertebral Disc Disease to provide accupuncture to his veterinary clients. In addition to Dr Mahaney’s house call integrative veterinary medicine business, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness, he sees patients on an in-clinic basis at Veterinary Cancer Group in Culver City, CA.
Dr Mahaney writes a veterinary column (Patrick’s Blog) for www.PatrickMahaney.com and contributes to a variety of media, including Perez Hilton’s TeddyHilton.com, Fido Friendly, Veterinary Practice News, Healthy Pets and People with Dr Patrick on OutImpactRadio.com, and MSNBC Sunday with Alex Witt and Career Day. His first book, The Uncomfortable Vet, will be available in 2012 through Havenhurst Books.