Kate

I'm a journalist, I'm a writer, a pet owner and an animal lover, and this is my site - My Itchy Dog!
I've been doing this for 10 years, and I'm all about keeping your dogs healthy, happy, and itch-free.

  • Fleas & Mites
  • Skin & Coat
  • Dog Treats
Wednesday, 27 February 2019  |  Kate
Healthy dog treats - 4 tips to help you choose the right one

All dogs should be able to enjoy a healthy treat once in a while but lots dogs have specific requirements that preclude them from enjoy most mainstream treats. We have many different treat ranges for dogs with special dietary requirements so you can pick out something they'll really enjoy.

7 CommentsWednesday, 13 February 2019  |  Kate
How to keep your dog's teeth clean

By the time your dog reaches the age of 3 there's an 80% chance they will have gum disease and tooth decay. A dental at the vet can easily cost £600 but there are easy and really cheap ways to keep on top of your dog's dental health, without stressing you or the dog out

200 CommentsThursday, 25 October 2018  |  Kate
Why is my dog itching and scratching?

Here are a few reasons why your dog might be scratching its backside and chewing its paws. The skin is the largest organ in the body and so it is not entirely surprising that skin diseases account for a significant proportion of dogs with allergies and visits to both the doctors and the vets.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Know your dog treats - Part 2

Using treats as a training tool is very common. Rewarding good behaviour (positive reinforcement) is excellent for training out undesirable behaviour. One thing to remember when training is to be consistent: if you use treats to enforce a rule make sure that rule always applies even when you take the treats away.

4 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
3 steps to keep dog paws healthy in winter

Sore dog paws are a real problem in winter. Parks and country walks are saturated with mud and puddles, and pavements and roads are covered in ice, antifreeze, salt, grit and snow. Avoid an expensive vet visit this winter to treat sore, itchy paws by following these three simple steps to keep them tip top.

2 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
21 healthy alternatives to rawhide dog chews

All dogs need to chew, itís part of a dogís normal behaviour. Chewing relieves anxiety and stimulates your dog. A good chew can occupy a happy dog for hours, and save your beloved shoes or soft furnishings from certain death. But are rawhide chews the answer or is there a safer alternative?

5 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Neem - The natural parasite killer

Neem oil - the organic, pure stuff - is brilliant for repelling and clearing out fleas, ticks, mites, lice and flies. It will also sort out mange, but make sure there isn't an underlying bacterial infection with mange, especially if it's been there a while.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Winter skin care tips for your dog

It's freezing! There's even snow in parts and the gritters are out in force. So, with all that salt on the road, de-icing going on, and moving between extremes of hot and cold day after day, your dog's skin can get dry and in a bit of a state. Fungus likes the kind of hot, humid environment we create going from outside in the wet to inside, lounging by a radiator, which can make your dog's skin itch like mad too.

Welcome to My Itchy Dog! Natural organic treatments for dog fleas, itchy sensitive skin, pet anxiety, dog allergies, worms, mobility problems, and much more.

Established in 2009 we are now the number one natural skin care experts for dogs in the UK. If you're looking for a natural anti itch solution for your dogs we can help. We also stock the largest selection of healthy, natural dog treats in the UK. All made in the UK or Europe. We don't stock any products made in China.

Common queries we have from customers are: "my dog is itchy but has no fleas" or "my dog is itching all over", or "my dog has itchy ears". We successfully help thousands of dogs, and a fair few cats every year. Your dog's itching could be caused by any number of things but it's most likely to be dry skin, parasites (fleas, mites), diet, worms, or fungus (candida albicans).

We only stock natural, often organic treatments and supplements for itchy dog skin complaints. If you're looking for flea treatments for dogs, we stock a natural flea treatment and natural wormer for dogs and cats, including wormcount kits to make sure your dog or cat stays protected.

It it's information you seek, you'll find over 100 articles on the everything from itching to parasite control to diet here. They're categorised so you don't get overwhelmed. Kate has also had three books published on natural pet care and diet. They're available here, on Amazon and in Waterstones. To start you off try our most read article Why is my dog itching and scratching? We test everything that comes though the door so only what works makes it to our shelves. You're welcome to contact us and we'll do all we can to help you find the right product for your itchy dog.