ALLERGIES: Is Your Pup Coping or Conquering?

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We hope your pup doesn’t suffer from allergies, but many do, and there are allergens everywhere.

Allergies can present themselves as many different symptoms in your dog. If you suspect your pup has allergies look out for these common symptoms…

  • Itchy Skin and Eyes

  • Watery Eyes

  • Hot Spots

  • Red Irritated Skin

  • Ear Infections

  • Constant Scratching/Licking

  • Scabs

  • Raw Patches

Don’t be discouraged. You can do a lot to help your dog by determining and treating the source of the allergy.

Food Allergens
Digestive upset, weight loss, itchy skin etc. can be signs of a food allergy. Many common dog  food ingredients can cause allergies like wheat, chicken, soy, lamb, beef and dairy products so it can be difficult to identify the exact cause. Allergies can develop later in life too, so your dog may suddenly become intolerant to a food they have eaten their whole lives. This can make it even harder to determine the exact cause of the symptoms. An elimination diet, under supervision of your vet, can help you find out which foods you should avoid for your dog. 

Environmental Allergens
Environmental allergies are everywhere and often unavoidable. Your dog's contact with dust, mold and grass is inevitable. Pollen is the most common airborne allergen and can travel up to 100 miles. Frequent baths and wiping your pup down after coming in from outside helps to remove any pollen from the skin.

There are some products that can help keep your dog comfortable while you work on figuring out the root of the itch or irritation. 

We recommend:

  • Zymox Topical Cream with 1.0% Hydrocortisone provides instant itch relief

  • Zymox Topical Spray Aids healing with combination of 3 enzymes and Hydrocortisone to reduce swelling and inflammation

ON ZYMOX® 

Zymox not only brings relief to pets but to their owners as well. Over time, numerous veterinary visits for recurring chronic infections can be time-consuming, frustrating and extremely costly to a pet owner. ZYMOX®'s proven product line utilizes the LP3 Enzyme System for long-term maintenance and prevention of chronic ear and skin infections. These easy to use topical dermatology products are convenient, safe and effective.

Why are enzymes better? Enzymes are naturally occurring proteins that increase the rate of chemical reactions. They are natural defenses against harmful microbes.  They can be found in many places and have very specific jobs. Enzymes won’t irritate a pet’s sensitive or raw skin are very safe, non toxic for pets, people and the environment and most importantly, bacteria won’t develop resistance against enzymes, so they are always efficient.


Scenthound's World Record Attempt at Most Dogs' Teeth Brushed at Once

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In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of doggie dental care, Scenthound is attempting to break a world record for the most people simultaneously brushing their dog's teeth. The current record, according the Guinness Book of World Records, is 268 dogs set in Hong Kong, China in 2012. This attempt will take place Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. It will not be the first time Scenthound has attempted to break the record. This year is their third shot at the record, and 2017's attempt would have been successful were it not dampened by frigid temps and heavy rain. This year's covered venue should keep the participants dry. And with a few attempts under our belt and some loyal "Soggy Dogs of '17", we know we will finally crush it this year!

Dog Dental Hygiene Enthusiasts Will Never Forget January 28, 2018 

We are two days out, and we've got plenty of registrants to make history! We just need people and their pups to show up on Sunday! Speaking of history... this year's event will be officially monitored by two notable locals. Sam Fuld, former MLB player and current information coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Ilan Kaufer, Jupiter Town Councilman will be our esteemed world record witnesses. The immense support from our community shows how much people love their dogs and value their health. Scenthound will be claiming the title with close to 400 dogs registered, a record that will stand for years to come. 

Scenthound Salutes

Giving Back to Our Community

They say it's better to give than receive. At Scenthound, if there's a way to give back to our community, you bet we will find it! In 2017, we developed our "Scenthound Salutes" program to give free basic grooming services to groups in our community that we wanted to say a big thank you to! 

Saluting Fire Fighters in July

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Hot July in Florida.. what a better way to salute our emergency responders! Firefighters from all over the county came in with their pups for a free bath, ear cleaning, nail trim and teeth brushing. Thank you for keeping us safe and letting us cool down and clean up your pups!

Saluting Educators in September

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Many of us have children in the area school system and we KNOW how hard our teachers and school staff work. This salutes program was such a feel-good way to check a task off a teacher's "to-do" list this semester! We were brimming with fine arts rock stars, elementary through high school heroes and very appreciated support staff from all over the county. Thank you for letting us show your pups some clean love with your free B.E.N.T's (that's bath, ears, nails, teeth)!

Foster Dog Families in November 

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It takes some mighty big hearts to open your home up to a furry friend waiting on a forever family! We took some time in November to recognize families in Palm Beach County that are helping in such a big way to take care of the community's pet population and find them good homes. It was our honor to get these dogs spiffed up and on the path to wellness as well as their new families! 

The "Hot Spot" No One Wants to Visit

The "Hot Spot" No One Wants to Visit

It's not the Canine Carribean... Hot Spots in our world are itchy, painful areas of dermatitis on our dog's skin. They fixate on them and can't help but bite and try to alleviate the burning and itching. Not exactly like a pina colada at the doggie park huh? But you can break the cycle. 

Itchy. Scratchy. Fleas.

Itchy. Scratchy. Fleas.

Does the thought of fleas get you itching already? Imagine how your dog feels! These tiny buggers can make a home on your pet for days before you realize it. This is what you should be looking for if you suspect your dog has them: