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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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 – Good Food? I don't think so.

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?

27 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 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.

28 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.

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 pet’s 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 couldn’t 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 dog’s (or cat’s) dying day - issues forth and I’m 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.

He’s 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 we’re both waiting in a trailer that’s serving as his examination room at Tufts University’s veterinary school in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

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