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Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog

Food Allergies in Dogs


Food allergies in dogs can be difficult to identify, so it is important to keep a close eye on your pet and investigate any abnormal symptoms as soon as possible. Allergies are triggered when allergens invade the dog's body and upset its delicately balanced immune system. A number of things can cause food allergies in dogs, but certain foods, such as beef, lamb, chicken, dairy products, wheat, and soy, are more likely to cause allergy symptoms than others. It is important to note that food allergies are different from food intolerances, as food intolerances are caused by poor digestion of certain foods.


No Easter Flowers for Pet Lovers


Are you expecting company for Easter? Or maybe you're planning to be an Easter guest instead. Either way, it's traditional for guests bringing gifts for their hosts. Although many bring something edible or drinkable, at this time of year, flowers are also popular, and that often means Easter lilies or tulips. Unfortunately, these beautiful blooms are the worst possible gifts to bring if your hosts are pet lovers.


Antifreeze Toxicity


Antifreeze is more common during this time of year when the weather is chilly and our engines are susceptible to freezing, but it’s not entirely safe and it’s important to understand the danger it poses to our pets.