5 CommentsWednesday, 22 May 2019 | Kate
Tick bites spread Lyme disease, a horrible and sometimes fatal disease affecting dogs, humans and other animals. Ticks are found in woods, on the hills, in fields and parks. Find out how to prevent them biting in the first place and how to treat a bite if you get one.
Wednesday, 8 May 2019 | Kate
Giardia is a nasty little parasite which can be dangerous for immuno compromised dogs, cats and humans. How to test for it, treat it and recognise the symptoms.
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | Kate
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!
228 CommentsWednesday, 27 March 2019 | Kate
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.
5 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018 | Kate
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.
4 CommentsThursday, 11 October 2018 | Kate
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
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.
35 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 your dog's skin and some kinds can create severe problems for your dog if left untreated.