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
4 CommentsWednesday, 22 May 2019  |  Kate
How to spot a tick and remove it safely

Spring time is when ticks become more active as the climate gets warmer (supposedly). Ticks are widely known to be carriers of diseases such as Borreliosis and Lyme disease which affect humans and animals.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019  |  Kate
Parasitic Diarrhea (Giardiasis) in Dogs and Cats

Giardia is a nasty little parasite which can be dangerous for immuno compromised dogs, cats and humans. How do you recognise it, test for it and treat it?

Wednesday, 24 April 2019  |  Kate
Kill a flea infestation using natural products

Itís estimated that for every flea you can find on your dog there are nine others in the house you canít. If you find an adult flea on your dog or cat there will be others in various stages of the flea lifecycle lying in wait; egg, larvae, pupae and flea. So there are three things you have to do in order to clear your home of them completely. All three are best done on the same day so youíre not tackling one part of the job while the other parts rage out of control. If you donít get on top of things itís only going to get worse. Sorry about that. I speak from experience!

9 CommentsThursday, 18 April 2019  |  Kate
What is a worm egg count and why should you do one?

If you don't like to worm your dog or only worm them sporadically then a worm egg count is for you. So, what is a wormcount, how do you do one and what do the results mean?

212 CommentsWednesday, 27 March 2019  |  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.

1 CommentTuesday, 26 March 2019  |  Kate
How to reduce moulting with Proflax Skin & Coat

Your dog's hair requires a constant supply of nutrients to remain anchored in the skin and reduce moulting. Nutrients that support healthy hair are the same as those that support healthy skin: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

2 CommentsWednesday, 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

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.