Itchy Dog Blog

2 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
21 healthy alternatives to rawhide dog chews

All dogs need to chew, itís part of a dogís normal behaviour. Chewing relieves anxiety and stimulates your dog. A good chew can occupy a happy dog for hours, and save your beloved shoes or soft furnishings from certain death. But are rawhide chews the answer or is there a safer alternative?

Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Winter skin care tips for your dog

It's freezing! There's even snow in parts and the gritters are out in force. So, with all that salt on the road, de-icing going on, and moving between extremes of hot and cold day after day, your dog's skin can get dry and in a bit of a state. Fungus likes the kind of hot, humid environment we create going from outside in the wet to inside, lounging by a radiator, which can make your dog's skin itch like mad too.

29 CommentsMonday, 22 October 2018  |  Kate
How to switch to natural worming products

In order to know how worming products work itís best to understand how worms themselves operate internally and externally. There are various types of worms that can infest your pets; both dogs and cats can get worms and pass them between each other. Itís important to implement a regular worming programme for your pets so they can maintain a healthy inside.

6 CommentsFriday, 19 October 2018  |  Kate
Why dogs love antler dog chews

Deer antlers start life as cartilage which grows from the tip upwards and is mineralised to become bone. They attach to a point on the skull known as a pedicle. While they're growing the antler is covered by skin known as velvet, which supplies blood and nutrition to the bone. Once the antler has reached its full size the velvet falls away and the antler bone dies.

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.

6 CommentsThursday, 12 July 2018  |  Kate
The guilt of owning a dog

Iíve just come off the beach. Itís 6.30am on a Thursday and Nikita and I have walked 2 miles along the sand and back, now weíre heading home and I just felt a massive stab of guilt. Not for the first time today and definitely not the last, that I am not giving my dog the life she wants, or deserves.

1 CommentWednesday, 6 June 2018  |  Kate
Which ear dog chew is right for your dog?

Chewing is vital for dogs, and most dogs like to do it. It stimulates the mind, occupies them, alleviates stress, and helps to prevent boredom. But which ear dog chew is right for your dog?


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