Itch, Itch – Scratch, Scratch: The Truth Behind Your Pet’s Allergies

Most pet owners experience it at one point or another. You hear a distinct “cling, clang, cling” coming in the direction of your dog as he or she scratches their ear and rattles their dog tags incessantly. We all know that unmistakable sound of your pet chewing their paws or licking their rear end. Hot spots, ear infections, itchy, scratchy, lumps, bumps, scabs, and more… What do most of them have in common? Allergies. What Exactly is an Allergy? Much like humans, our pets exhibit allergic symptoms when their body overreacts to a substance that it sees as harmful. When your
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The Life of a Veterinary Technician

It’s 7 a.m. at our veterinary hospital. While the overnight emergency department is preparing for their shift to end, the daytime team begins theirs. The veterinary ICU currently holds 15 patients. Two of these are extremely critical. Both patients are connected to an EKG that monitors their heart-rate. The beeping associated with each heartbeat can be heard in the background. The daytime surgery team arrives and prepares for the day. Most of their surgeries are scheduled, but there is a dachshund that will require an emergency back surgery as soon as possible. This means they will have to do some
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