2 CommentsThursday, 12 July 2018 | Kate
I’ve just come off the beach. It’s 6.30am on a Thursday and Nikita and I have walked 2 miles along the sand and back, now we’re heading home.
And I just felt a massive stab of guilt. Not for the first time today and definitely not the last, that I am not giving my dog the life she wants, or deserves.
1 CommentWednesday, 6 June 2018 | Kate
Chewing is vital for dogs, and most dogs like to do it. It stimulates the mind, occupies them, alleviates stress and helps to prevent boredom.
But which ear dog chew is right for your dog?
4 CommentsThursday, 29 March 2018 | Kate
What is Alabama Rot?
Alabama Rot is a potentially fatal disease in dogs. Tragically 70-80% of cases prove to be fatal.
16 CommentsSunday, 4 March 2018 | Kate
Pedigree Dentaflex dental treats are expensive, their strapline "see what good food can do" is misleading and their ingredients are terrible. Too much? I don't think so. Read on to find out why.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | Kate
Chewing is great for dogs. It relieves boredom, stimulates their brains and strengthens the jaw. It also helps to keep teeth clean and freshens the breath. But what makes a good rawhide alternative dog treat?
26 CommentsMonday, 26 February 2018 | Kate
While fleas and ticks are common, other parasites such as mites or mange could be what are causing your dog to itch. They live and breed on dogs' skin and some kinds can create severe problems for your dog if left untreated.
There are several different types of mites and mange so it is important to be able to determine the difference as it's not as straightforward as spotting fleas.
3 CommentsThursday, 22 February 2018 | Kate
A few months ago, Pooch & Mutt, an independent dog food and healthy dog treat maker, hauled Purina over the coals for the quality and ingredients of their Bakers dog food. They did quite the number on Pedigree's Dentastix too, owned by Mars. And good on 'em I say, these giant companies spend way too much money on marketing and far too little on ingredients to make them nutritionally worthwhile to your dog.
28 CommentsTuesday, 6 February 2018 | Kate
This is a rich, healthy broth you can make using chicken, lamb, beef or pork bones. The result is an unctuous, nutritious and incredibly cheap way of getting a lot of nutrition into your dog or cat in an easily digestible form.
Monday, 5 February 2018 | Kate
Why do dogs get fleas the minute autumn comes? Surely they should die down until spring? Well, no, actually, it's when the phones at My Itchy Dog ring the loudest.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | Kate
At My Itchy Dog and My Itchy Kid we take our recycling seriously. Even to the point of vegan, biodegradable air pillows.