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  • Food Allergies in Dogs

    La alergia alimentaria es sólo una de las al menos cinco alergias o hipersensibilidades específicas que se conocen en los perros. Todos sabemos que hay personas alérgicas a ciertos alimentos, como los cacahuetes o las fresas, y hace relativamente poco que se descubrió la existencia de alergias alimentarias también en perros.

  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs

    La piel de mi perro siempre está muy reactiva y cada verano tiene que medicarse. Le han realizado recientemente unas pruebas y me han dicho que tiene una dermatitis por alergia a la picadura de la pulga. Sin embargo, yo nunca le he visto pulgas a mi perro. ¿Es correcto el diagnóstico?

  • Allergies in Dogs

    Una alergia es un estado de hipereactividad o hipersensibilidad del sistema inmunitario a una sustancia particular llamada alergeno. La mayoría de alergenos son proteínas.

  • Inhalant Allergies (Atopy) in Dogs

    La alergia es una de las enfermedades más frecuentes en los perros. Las alergias cutáneas se encuentran entre los problemas más habituales, difíciles y frustrantes con los que se enfrenta el veterinario.

  • Blue-green algae, also called cyanobacteria, is found in fresh and brackish water of ponds and lakes. This microscopic bacteria can also grow in backyard fountains, garden pots, bird baths, and anywhere water is stagnant.

  • An allergy is a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen. Most allergens are proteins from plants, insects, animals, or foods. In the dog, the most common symptom associated with allergies is itching of the skin, either localized (in one area) or generalized (all over the body). The symptoms of allergies can be confused with other disorders, or occur concurrently with them. Therefore, do not attempt to diagnose your dog without veterinary professional assistance.

  • Allopurinol (brand names Lopurin®, Zyloprim®) is a drug used to prevent the recurrence of uric acid and calcium oxalate uroliths (stones) in dogs. This medication works by decreasing the production of uric acid in the body. It is also used in the treatment of leishmaniasis in dogs and cats and is usually combined with other drugs. Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any medications (including vitamins, supplements, or herbal therapies) that your pet is taking.

  • Alprazolam is a medication given by mouth as a tablet or liquid used off label in cats and dogs to treat anxiety and phobias. Common side effects include sedation, increased appetite, or uncoordinated walking. This medication should not be used in pets with a paradoxical reaction and should be used with caution in debilitated, geriatric, pregnant, lactating pets, or in pets with liver or kidney disease, or glaucoma. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.

  • Aluminum hydroxide is commonly used off label to treat high phosphate levels in pets with kidney disease. It is given by mouth, with meals, in the form of a liquid gel, powder, or a compounded capsule. The most common side effect is constipation, and therefore should be used in caution with pets with a gastrointestinal obstruction or pets prone to constipation. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.

  • Amantadine is an antiviral medication given by mouth in the form of a tablet, capsule, or liquid, that is mainly used off label for its pain control effects in pets. Common side effects include agitation and gastrointestinal effects. It should not be used in pets that are allergic to it, or that have untreated glaucoma. It should be used with caution in pets with liver, kidney, or heart disease, or in pets with eczema or seizures. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.