Fleas, Ticks & Mites

202 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.

31 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.

Monday, 5 February 2018  |  Kate
How to keep fleas off your dog in winter

When autumn and winter come, we batten down the hatches. We crank up the central heating, wrap up in blankets on the sofa, and we lock the doors until spring. This environment is perfect for fleas who like to party. Here's why.

4 CommentsFriday, 2 September 2016  |  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.

11 CommentsThursday, 1 September 2016  |  Kate
Babesiosis and your dog: Prevention, and treatment, of tick bites

Babesiosis is a new tick bourne disease which can be fatal to dogs very quickly. The best thing you can do is prevent your dog getting bitten in the first place. Here's how.


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