Itchy skin, excessive scratching, persistent licking, hot spots, rashes, ear problems, face rubbing, skin redness, paw chewing, irritable behavior, scabbing, low energy and loss of hair! WOW… quite a list of behaviors that might be driving you and your dog crazy!
The majority of dogs that are turned over to shelters are given up
because they are exhibiting behaviors that their owner has been unable
to correct. The dogs are given up out of frustration. A well trained
dog is a joy to be around...
Anyone who has ever shared their life with a pet with skin issues knows the frustration of, not only fixing the problem, but trying to figure out just what is actually causing the “itchy” skin. Allergies are a very common cause. Our pets can be allergic to everything from foods to fleas to their environment. A common misconception among owners of “itchy” dogs is that more bathing will help... READ MORE
Depending on where you live, battling fleas (and all the problems they bring with them), never really ends. Keep in mind that treating
your pet is just one step in winning the flea war. Treating your home
and yard is absolutely essential. With the marketplace full of
products that all claim to be the very best at controlling and killing
fleas it’s important to use what works best for you, in your area...
New puppies should be vaccinated at 4-6 weeks for Parvo, then at 8, 12, & 16 weeks given a combination shot. Annual vaccination for geriatric dogs should ONLY be given after consulting with your vet. Strictly indoor house dogs do not need to be vaccinated for Lepto. Please remember to read label instructions & always consult your veterinarian before administering any vaccines.
The concept that neutering is right for pets individually and collectively is well accepted. Recent research, however, suggests surgical sterilization brings a complicated blend of long-term individual health risks as well as benefits.
Two studies published in 2013, within a 2 month period, highlight the paradox...
It is estimated that 40% of pets in America are overweight. Moreover, approximately 25% of dogs in the United States are obese. It is important that we take responsibility for our pets. If a pet is overweight, it is almost certainly...