Petersen Pet Hospital - September 2022

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Red/watery eyes Eye/ear infections

Hair loss or bumps on the skin

How can you treat fall allergies? When your pet begins showing allergy-like symptoms, you want to take them to the vet before their symptoms worsen. Your vet will start by asking questions about what allergen exposures could cause the allergies, then they will conduct a physical exam. Depending on the symptoms, they may conduct skin tests like skin scraping or blood tests. These tests will give your vet an idea of what your pup is allergic to. Are allergies curable? Currently, there is no complete cure for allergies, but the symptoms can be managed by over-the-counter antihistamines or medicated shampoos that relieve itching, depending on your pet’s needs. Your vet may recommend steroid medication or other allergy medication as well. Desensitization allergy shots are also available if needed. At home, you can prevent allergies by ensuring your pet takes flea medication, wiping their paws and belly off after they’ve been outside, and bathing them once a week.

Get Out and Explore

3 Vacation Destinations Similar to Montana

Because of the popularity of the Kevin Costner miniseries “Yellowstone,” the state of Montana is seeing an economic boom, both in tourism and real estate, as people flock to explore the natural beauty of the state. But with Montana’s increasing popularity, traveling there may not be ideal, especially if you want to avoid crowds. Here are some other destinations that offer similar sights and activities! Stanley, Idaho If the mountains are calling your name, then Stanley, Idaho, is the place to go! About three hours northeast of Boise, this gem has three different mountain ranges: the Sawtooth, Lost River, and White Cloud. This trifecta is home to whitewater rafting, hiking, sightseeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and exploring. While there’s tons to see and experience during the day, the beauty doesn’t stop at night. As Stanley is situated in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, you’re able to see so much more in the night sky, such as the Milky Way, meteors, and even planets! Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming In Grand Teton National Park, you’ll find many sights and wildlife similar to those seen on screen in “Yellowstone.”The towering craggy peaks and luscious landscape do not disappoint, and sometimes there is no sign of human development for miles. It’s a truly remote and beautiful place to visit and explore.

If you have any questions about fall allergies, allow Petersen Pet Hospital to help. We can examine your dog to see if they are suffering from allergies, identify what is causing their irritation, and offer solutions on how you can reduce allergies from occurring.

Don’t let the veggies fool you —your dog will love these healthy treats! INGREDIENTS • 1 cup pumpkin purée • 1/4 cup peanut butter • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats • 3 cups whole wheat flour, divided • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded • 1 zucchini, shredded • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Using an electric mixer, beat the pumpkin purée, peanut butter, and eggs on medium-high for about 1–2 minutes until combined. 3. Gradually add old-fashioned oats and 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed until barely incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time until the dough is no longer sticky. 4. Add carrot, zucchini, and spinach, then beat just until incorporated. 5. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 3–4 times. 6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to shape, then place treats on a lined baking pan. 7. Bake for 20–25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Cool completely before serving.

You are sure to encounter some amazing wildlife while hiking or camping — the park is home to more than 60 species of mammals and 300 species of birds.

Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming Specifically known for being remote, Bighorn National Forest is located in north- central Wyoming and offers over 192,000 acres of open wilderness and 1,200 miles of hiking trails to venture out on. The forest contains many meadows and grasslands surrounded by large, dancing mountains and rolling hills. The best part is that there are many different ways to explore Bighorn National Forest. Fishing, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, hunting, and horseback riding are just a few of the many ways to experience Wyoming’s beauty.

Are you ready to get out and explore these different areas of our nation’s beauty? Check some of these great destinations off your bucket list!


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