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Bee and Wasp Stings

Fur protects most of their bodies, but pets can be bitten or stung on their sparsely furred stomachs or flanks when they blunder into a hive or even a fire...

Burns From Chemicals

Chemical burns tend to be more serious than simple heat burns because chemicals continue damaging the skin and flesh for as long as they make contact. No m...

Burns From Friction

Bicyclists refer to friction burns as road rash, and they a very painful injury. Pets usually get friction burns when they have fallen out of cars or truck...

Burns From Heat

Dogs don't get burned very often because they instinctively shy away from heat. Cats, on the other hand, love heat and will lounge on surfaces as hot as 12...

Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Flea Allergy Dermatitis is the most common allergy in dogs. Flea allergy dermatitis is an allergic reaction of both the immediate and delayed type. Itching...


The ordinary cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the leading cause of itching and scratching in dogs and cats. The adult flea is a small dark brown ins...

Fly Bites

Cats are almost never bothered by flies, but dogs (especially those with upright ears like German shepherds) often have bites on the inside tips of their e...

Food Allergy

Food allergy is the 3rd most common cause of allergic itching and scratching in dogs. It occurs in dogs of all ages. Unlike canine atopy, food allergy is n...


Hives can cover just part of the body or the entire pet. Hives are more of an uncomfortable nuisance than an actual danger to your dog or cat. Hives ge...

Ingrown Nails

The toenails of many dogs and cats are naturally curved and grown constantly. Outdoor dogs and cats may wear down their nails, but pets who spend most of t...