Fleas, Ticks & Mites

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!

214 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.

4 CommentsThursday, 11 October 2018  |  Kate
Why many dogs get fleas in the autumn and what you can do about it

When the temperature cools and the nights start to draw in, the phone starts ringing at My Itchy Dog. Suddenly, dogs normally fine and protected are getting fleas. It's like a plague has come to town and all the usual repellents and treatments are no longer working.

46 CommentsThursday, 27 September 2018  |  Kate
Harvest mites: Causes and 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.

4 CommentsThursday, 29 March 2018  |  Kate
Alabama Rot in dogs: Spot the signs and protect your dog

What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is a potentially fatal disease in dogs. Tragically 70-80% of cases prove to be fatal. At least 29 cases have been confirmed in the UK so far in 2018, in addition to the 40 cases in 2017 and 19 cases in 2016.

35 CommentsMonday, 26 February 2018  |  Kate
Does my dog have mites or mange?

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 your dog's skin and some kinds can create severe problems for your dog if left untreated.

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