Tackle Spring Cleaning With an Eye on Pet Safety

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful spring day, when you can throw open the windows and enjoy a nice breeze through the screens. There’s also something about this season that prompts us to tackle cleaning and organization around the home.

From errant dust bunnies to boxes in the garage (with unknown contents), spring cleaning goes hand-in-hand with warmer weather. Unfortunately, pet owners also need to be aware of potential dangers that threaten their furry loved ones.

For the ultimate in pet safety, your friends at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic offer some tips and tricks to avoid these spring cleaning perils (but we doubt you can convince your dog to do all the dusting!).

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Don’t Panic! Your Pet Allergic Reaction Survival Strategy

Allergic reactions can be scary events for both people and pets. Every animal owner should be aware of what one of these looks like and have a game plan for handling them. Read on and learn what your friends at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic want you to know about how to handle a pet allergic reaction.

Some Basic Physiology

Allergic reactions are caused by the overreaction of the immune system to a particular antigen. An antigen is a substance (usually a protein) that the body reacts to. Pets can have allergies to many things.

Offending antigens can come in many forms, but common things that might elicit a pet allergic reaction include:

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