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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Bathing Your Pet

Doctor veterinarian is trimming dog nailsIt’s not uncommon for pet owners to dread bath time. Convincing a pet that it is actually beneficial to get a soapy bath isn’t always easy. However, this doesn’t mean you can put off regular bathing. Bathing your pet helps their skin and coat look and feel clean and contributes to optimal health. Dogs with skin problems benefit greatly from frequent bathing. We’ve put together some do’s and don’ts for bathing your pet below to help get you started. Continue…

Top Culprits for Itching in Dogs

girl playing with a dog on the bank of the river near the bridge

Being a dog can sometimes be a bit itchy, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at the top causes for itching in dogs and then learn what you can do to keep your pet comfortable.

Top Causes for Itching in Dogs

Some causes of itching in dogs are obvious, and others are dog-gone sneaky. Did you realize all of these things can make your pet’s skin crawl?

Take a look at our top culprits for pruritic pooches:

Fleas – These little bugs are enough to make anyone’s skin crawl, but some pets are very sensitive to flea saliva. This means that when a flea bites, an actual allergic reaction similar to one you might have to a mosquito bite occurs. This can cause intense itching for your poor pet.

Mites – Several species of mites can live on the skin of the dog. In certain situations, these mites (usually either sarcoptic or demodectic) can grow out of control and lead to the itchy condition we often hear referred to as mange. Continue…

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