Ask an Allergist – Dr. Mardiney (Round Two)

As the latest addition in our Ask an Allergist series, we tackle the development of a pet allergy as well as the tricky question of whether or not you can be allergic to dust but not dust mites. If you…

Celebrities Sneeze Too!

Many people tend to idealize sports figures and celebrities, but like the occasional photos in your local supermarket tabloid show, they have problems and deal with everyday challenges just like the rest of us. This Friday I

CATALYST – Clinical Trials, Cat Vaccine

This is a topic we've mentioned before throughout the years and originally back in 2011, a novel treatment for cat allergies that is less invasive, less time consuming and as effective as more traditional allergy shots. British drug maker, Circassia…

Tips for Coping with Pet Allergies

Pets are amazing friends to have in life. These trusted companions can increase serotonin and dopamine levels (the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters), provide more structure in your daily routine and make you smile more! These are a few of the reasons…

Update on Cat Allergy Vaccine

Back in 2011, we posted a blog about a vaccine for cat allergies, and at that time, it discussed the Phase II trials of the vaccine. Well, two years later, the results are in, they look promising, and Phase III…

Introducing the New Miele Cat & Dog

As the last in the new S8 line of Miele vacuum cleaners, the S8380 Cat & Dog is the perfect addition to any pet owner's home. While many of the features make this vacuum a great fit in any home,…

Pet Allergies and Hives

For those who suffer from pet allergies, the most common type of reaction is a respiratory one. Sneezing, wheezing, congestion, puffy eyes are often symptoms of pet allergies. There are also skin reactions that can accompany pet allergies. These can…

Dangers of Common Pet Shampoos

As a dog owner, keeping my dog clean and free of ticks and fleas can sometimes seem like a real chore. Over the years I have tried a few different methods in controlling fleas and ticks. Though I never used…

Excessive Licking and Biting? An Allergy?

Though this entry isn't as provocative as the title might lead some to believe, for those of us with dogs, you may notice your dog licking and biting their paws from time to time. There are a few reasons why…

How to Help Pet Allergic Guests Feel at Home

We have two cats and a dog, and I do what I know to do in order to keep pet dander around the house to a minimum. I try to keep the animals out of bedrooms, I have a leather…