Dogs itch and scratch all the time, but when scratching becomes excessive it might be time to seek help. There are many reasons as to why your dog might be scratching so much, some simple, some not so much. Some causes of itchy skin include; skin infections, irritation, parasites, fleas
Pet allergy is fairly common, affecting between 15 and 30 per cent of people with allergies such as asthma. Cats and dogs shed a material called dander from their skin and hair. Dander contains allergens that have been secreted into the animal’s sweat, saliva or urine and it readily becomes
Vaccinations are critical for maintaining good health; they can provide an individual with immunity to a variety of serious diseases. This has revolutionised modern medicine for humans – the first great achievement being the complete eradication of small pox by vaccination.
Flies and midges can be a major annoyance for you and your horse, especially during the summer months. Not only are they annoying, they can also cause a number of problems; midges for example cause sweet itch, mosquitoes and other flying insects can carry diseases and flies can irritate the
Homeopathy is the treatment of diseases with natural, herbal products. There is a lot of controversy over whether or not they actually work – especially in human medicine, but there are many people in the animal community who believe that natural remedies are the way forwards.
There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs out there, varying in almost every aspect – from size to personality. Just compare a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, considering the sheer difference between these two breeds I’m surprised they aren’t different species! So with nearly 400 hundred breeds and new
Anybody who owns a pet understands just how frustrating pet hair can be – especially within the home of allergy sufferers. Home owners go to the extent of vacuuming, dusting and cleaning, only to see their efforts go unrewarded.
An estimated 10% of the entire population are allergic to animals and even minimal exposure to discarded fur in the home can be enough to trigger a reaction. Factoring into account that 70% of households own a dog or a cat and you can truly understand the extent of this problem and how important it is to minimise exposure.
Image by OakleyOriginals