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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Immune System Booster - just in time for spring allergies

You may have a pet who struggles with spring allergies.

It breaks your heart - constant itching, wheezing, sneezing, and watering eyes as Mother Nature blesses us with spring pollen.  Benadryl may help but pup turns into Rip van Winkle.  Your vet may prescribe medications that work (or not) but you may prefer to examine a natural immune system boost before going the medicine route.

Here, our guest blogger, Jacques Duplantier, shares an herbal remedy that worked on his own pup.  It's not expensive, has no side effects so you may want to give it a try.

Aside from focusing on proteins that will not cause stress on the immune system, adding immune boosting supplements is one of the be

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