Itchy Dog Blog

5 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Neem - The natural parasite killer

Neem oil - the organic, pure stuff - is brilliant for repelling and clearing out fleas, ticks, mites, lice and flies. It will also sort out mange, but make sure there isn't an underlying bacterial infection with mange, especially if it's been there a while.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Know your dog treats - Part 2

Using treats as a training tool is very common. Rewarding good behaviour (positive reinforcement) is excellent for training out undesirable behaviour. One thing to remember when training is to be consistent: if you use treats to enforce a rule make sure that rule always applies even when you take the treats away.

4 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
3 steps to keep dog paws healthy in winter

Sore dog paws are a real problem in winter. Parks and country walks are saturated with mud and puddles, and pavements and roads are covered in ice, antifreeze, salt, grit and snow. Avoid an expensive vet visit this winter to treat sore, itchy paws by following these three simple steps to keep them tip top.

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.

30 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.


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