Is There Really Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Dog?

A small gray, floofy dog sits on a vintage mint green sofa

For those of us that suffer from allergies to pets, the dream of sharing our lives with a furry companion can be elusive. Hypoallergenic dog breeds, those that shed less than traditional breeds, are rising in popularity as an alternative to life without a dog.

But is this concept of a hypoallergenic dog too good to be true?

Just the Facts

A hypoallergenic dog breed is defined as one that is thought to be more compatible with dog allergy sufferers. Although there are anecdotal reports of hypoallergenic dogs causing little or no reaction in some people, the science does not back up the existence of a truly hypoallergenic dog. 

People with allergic reactions to dogs are actually reacting to the proteins found in dog saliva and dander. These proteins are often attached to hair that is shed throughout the home, but even completely hairless dogs will still produce the proteins. 

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Coping With Pet Loss

A dog walks in front of the sunset

As pet owners, one of the hardest things we will ever have to do is to say goodbye to our beloved pet. Since they don’t normally outlive us, this event will likely affect us all. Additionally, our society doesn’t place much importance on coping with pet loss, and so losing a pet can often feel lonely and overwhelming.

Maywood Veterinary Clinic knows that this is a serious and difficult time. Come with us as we explore some ideas for coping with pet loss.

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Every Summer, Hurricane Pet Safety Is a Top Priority

A scared looking dog stands in the water of a flashflood

While the national season for hurricanes occurs between June 1 and November 30, hurricanes and tropical storms typically hit New Jersey between mid-August and October 31st. Ranging from Category 1-5, we all know that hurricanes can be extremely destructive and even deadly when they make landfall.

Between high winds, storm surges and flooding, our coastal communities can face utter devastation. To prepare for the upcoming season, we recommend facing hurricane pet safety head-on.

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