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Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation
Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation


(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

If you are wondering why your pet has developed certain sensitivities, take a look at three common sources that may be affecting your cat or dog, along with suggested remedies:

Outdoor pollutants. Pollen, grasses and other seasonal allergens are prevalent sources for pet sensitivities. If you are concerned, consider a trip to the veterinarian to determine your best course of action.

Food may be another trigger that requires some guidance. Michele Dixon, a specialist in pet health and nutrition at pet food company Petcurean, suggests: “If you suspect your pet is suffering from a food-related sensitivity, try replacing their food with one geared towards animals with specific dietary needs.”

Indoor allergens, including dust mites and mold spores, can also be taking their toll. Clean your floors and carpets regularly to minimize dust.

Closely monitoring exposure to indoor and outdoor allergens, and keeping an eye on how your animal reacts to the food they eat, will go a long way to make sure that your pet thrives.

More information is available at www.petcurean.com.

— News Canada

(For more information on pets and animal adoption, please visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com. Or, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PetConnectionProgramsinc. Located in Marilla, N.Y., Pet Connection Programs Inc. is a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter founded in 1984.)



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