Is your dog itching and scratching? Are they off their food? Depressed? Or perhaps they've got mites, mange, or worms? Whatever the issue, we've got a range of articles to suit, in our Itchy Dog Blog!

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26 CommentsTuesday, 6 February 2018  |  Kate
5 reasons broth is so healthy for dogs

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.

3 CommentsMonday, 11 December 2017  |  Kate

Prevent fungal infections and protect your dog's paws in winter with these 3 simple steps.

4 CommentsTuesday, 3 October 2017  |  Kate

For phobic dogs and cats terrified of fireworks, thunderstorms and loud noises preparation is everything. A little forward planning can go along way to reducing the anxiety and distress.

2 CommentsTuesday, 3 October 2017  |  Kate

Most dogs and cats hate fireworks, thunderstorms and loud noises. They all come out of the blue to an animal. Following these simple tips will significantly reduce your petís anxiety until the perceived danger has passed. If your dog or cat is particularly phobic you might want to prepare a few weeks or days ahead.

43 CommentsFriday, 18 August 2017  |  Kate
Harvest Mites: Causes & Treatments

As autumn approaches, a lot of dog owners might find that their pets are itching more than usual. This is commonly due to Harvest Mites which are particularly active during the seasonal change. Harvest Mites, in their six-legged larval stage, feed on warm blooded animals, swarming as an infestation.

13 CommentsThursday, 27 July 2017  |  Kate

Experts have been lecturing me about how crucial it is to feed a balanced diet to a dog, and I couldnít agree with them more. Until the same hackneyed answer on how attain this balance - to feed a processed dog food, probably a kibble, forever, with no deviation, until your dogís (or catís) dying day - issues forth and Iím back to throwing stuff at whichever piece of technology is spewing the information out at me.

1 CommentFriday, 7 July 2017  |  Kate

Curiously, and perhaps eagerly, I am looking at a bull terrier named Sputnik, searching for a resemblance.

Heís a stocky three-year-old, mostly slate grey, with a white stripe on his head and a pink splotch on his elongated, bull-terrier nose. So far, our only similarity is weíre both waiting in a trailer thatís serving as his examination room at Tufts Universityís veterinary school in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

19 CommentsWednesday, 28 June 2017  |  Kate

Pet owners have been warned about the risks of feeding jerky treats after vets have seen the first cases of poisoning in the UK. Fanconi Syndrome, a rare condition associated with jerky treats, has previously been reported in the US, Canada and Australia as far back as 2007, but there have been no reported cases in the UK, until now.


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