28 CommentsMonday, 22 October 2018 | Kate
In order to know how worming products work it’s 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. It’s important to implement a regular worming programme for your pets so they can maintain a healthy inside.
6 CommentsFriday, 19 October 2018 | Kate
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.
1 CommentFriday, 19 October 2018 | Kate
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.
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.
44 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.
6 CommentsThursday, 12 July 2018 | Kate
I’ve just come off the beach. It’s 6.30am on a Thursday and Nikita and I have walked 2 miles along the sand and back, now we’re 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
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?
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. 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.
16 CommentsSunday, 4 March 2018 | Kate
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.
30 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.