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7 CommentsTuesday, 23 October 2018  |  Kate
Should you do a worm count?

A worm count is actually a counting of the worm eggs present in a sample of faecal matter. This examination determines whether or not there are any worm eggs present in the stool. If the answer is yes then it means there are also worms present in the animal that gave the faecal sample.

28 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.

1 CommentFriday, 19 October 2018  |  Kate
How to reduce moulting with Proflax Skin & Coat

Your dog's hair requires a constant supply of nutrients to remain anchored in the skin and reduce moulting. Nutrients that support healthy hair are the same as those that support healthy skin: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

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.

44 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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