• Home Remedies To Help Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

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    Home Remedies To Help Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

      Skin disease is one of the most common reasons why dogs visit their veterinarian, and it certainly comes in all shapes and sizes! Despite the variety of skin diseases, however, itchiness is a sign that is common to many of them. If you are someone who prefers to take a more natural approach to therapy, or even if you are caught short with an itchy dog and the veterinarian’s office is closed, there are various home remedies that you can use to help provide your dog with some relief. Seven Home Remedies To Help Relieve Itchy Skin Before trying...

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  • Try 'Shampoo Therapy' to help your dog's itchy skin

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    Try 'Shampoo Therapy' to help your dog's itchy skin

    Photo by: Monika Szymanska There is a common misconception that you shouldn’t bathe your dogs very often and that doing so can make skin conditions worse. Most veterinarians treat skin disease through a combination of steroids and antibiotics. But if you're like me, you want to stay away from harsh drugs and try all natural courses of action first. The use of 'shampoo therapy' to treat skin conditions may be the most overlooked natural therapy for dogs with skin disease. You might not realize it, but your dog’s coat acts like a magnet for all kinds of dust, dander, toxins,...

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  • My dog smells bad AND has itchy skin

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    My dog smells bad AND has itchy skin

    by Audrey Harvey Dogs with a normal healthy skin and coat don't smell offensive, and they don't itch. If your dog smells awful, has a greasy coat and is constantly scratching, it means there is something very wrong. In many cases, the problem is a fungus called Malassezia. This little yeast organism is responsible for skin infections that are especially itchy, smelly and greasy to the touch. Diagnosis and Treatment It's not hard to diagnose Malassezia infection on your dog's skin. Your veterinarian will apply some sticky tape to his skin, and gently peel it off, picking up some yeast...

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  • 16 all-natural remedies to soothe your dog's itchy skin

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    16 all-natural remedies to soothe your dog's itchy skin

    Expensive clinic visits and high vet bills – not to mention all those costly allergy medications your vet can prescribe – may be the reason why you put off taking your itchy, allergic pooch to the doctor. The constant itching and scratching can lead to hair loss, trauma, and skin infections…and, as loving pet parents, we don’t want to see our fur babies suffer. Here are 16 all-natural, inexpensive (or free)  remedies available to you, some of them as close as your pantry or refrigerator. Disclaimer: This is not meant to replace the advice of your veterinarian. These are tips...

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  • Coconut Oil: Is It An Effective Treatment Against Giardia?

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    Coconut Oil: Is It An Effective Treatment Against Giardia?

    None of us like it when our canine friends get sick. Yet, it's inevitable that at some point in your pet's life, they will catch something and get sick. And of all the things your dog can catch, intestinal parasites are one of the most common and easily spread infections. Giardia is a common one, especially in puppies. But don't freak out if your dog has a parasite. Often times, it comes with the territory of owning a pet, especially if your dog visits the park or other places where they can come into contact with infected dogs. Giardia, or...

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