Brooklyn Bark Talks

PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #18

Allergies.  Yep, dogs and cats have allergies just like we do.  They can be allergic to specific foods, to bee stings, to pollen.  They can be allergic to pretty much the same things that cause reactions in us.

The good news is that they react to Diphenhydramine exactly as we do.  OK, that's Benadryl.  Same drug; same strength but there are a few caveats.

The dosage is 1-2 mg of Benadryl per pound of pet's bodyweight.  This is, obviously, a very forgiving calculation.  But if you are not good with numbers or are terribly nervous, ask your pharmacist help you with the calculations for your pup or kitty when you buy the Benadryl and keep the dosage taped to the package so you don't have to do the math in real time.  If you didn't do that, call your

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Fireworks, Your Dog, Your Cat  & Safety on the 4th of July!

Some pets don't even seem to notice fireworks going off on the 4th of July and others freak out. With America's birthday just around the corner, now is the time to figure out how to help your dog have a safe and less stressful 4th of July.

Did you know that more pets go missing during the 4th of July holiday than at any other time of the year? Follow these tips to keep your dog safe this Independence Day.

If your pet isn't microchipped, do it now!

Any veterinarian can do this for you and the charge is nominal (less than $25 as part of a visit).  If the vet's office doesn't register the chip for you, be sure that you do.

According to PetLink, a national pet recovery s

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