How To Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose Naturally

How To Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose Naturally

Have you noticed that your dog’s nose has been drier than usual lately? A crusty, flaky nose on your dog is not just an eyesore – it can actually be quite sore and uncomfortable for your dog. Dry, cracked skin isn’t just painful. A wet nose is actually required for your dog to smell properly. Since dogs rely heavily on their sense of smell, it’s unfair to take that away from them by failing to treat their dry nose. Let’s talk about what causes dry noses and how to heal your dog’s dry nose…continue reading →
How To Spot And Treat A Hot Spot On Your Dog

How To Spot And Treat A Hot Spot On Your Dog

Advertisement Hot spots go by a variety of different names – hot spots, moist dermatitis, summer sores, pyotraumatic dermatitis, or superficial pyoderma – but all the terms mean the same thing. A hot spot is an area of infected skin. Dogs always carry a healthy population of bacteria, but sometimes certain things can trigger the bacteria to reproduce out of control, causing an infection. What causes hot spots? How can you spot one? How are hot spots treated? We have all the answers you’re looking for. What causes hot spots? A wide variety…continue reading →
The Cure For Doggie Dandruff Might Be This Simple

The Cure For Doggie Dandruff Might Be This Simple

Is your dog suffering from flaky skin? Dandruff is more than just unsightly, it’s actually uncomfortable for your dog. Dandruff is the result of dry skin, which is often itchy. Getting rid of dandruff is more than just wanting your dog to look better – improving the condition of your dog’s skin will actually make him feel better. So how can you get rid of your dog’s dandruff? The answer might be simpler than you think. But first, what causes doggie dandruff in the first place? Causes of dandruff #1 – Allergies Dogs…continue reading →
7 Secrets That Help Minimize Dog Dander

7 Secrets That Help Minimize Dog Dander

Whether you have a family member who is allergic to your dog or you just like a really clean home, dog dander can be a big problem. What can you do to help reduce your dog’s dander to help keep your home clean and allergen free? Luckily, we have some solutions. Here are 7 secrets that help minimize dog dander. #1 – Brush your dog regularly Brushing your dog helps loosen up dander and spread your dog’s natural oils. Brush your dog outside, if possible, to prevent dander that gets brushed out from accumulating…continue reading →
Studies Suggest That Probiotics May Help With Your Dog’s Skin Itchiness & Allergies

Studies Suggest That Probiotics May Help With Your Dog’s Skin Itchiness & Allergies

Probiotics have exploded in popularity in recent years. In fact, a survey done by the NIH shows that they’re now the 3rd most popular natural supplement taken by people. While most people and pets are first given probiotics for digestive reasons, recent human and animal studies have begun to show promise in use with patients suffering from allergies. Let’s review some of the evidence to-date: What Do The Studies Say? A 2017 study by the University of Florida showed that participants given a probiotic suffered from fewer allergy-related symptoms during an 8 week experiment.…continue reading →
Is Your Dog Suffering from a Hot Spot? This $13 Amazon Prime Item Might Help

Is Your Dog Suffering from a Hot Spot? This $13 Amazon Prime Item Might Help

Advertisement You may have noticed your dog scratching and licking at an ugly, red oozing spot on his skin. A hot spot. Hot spots are a type of skin infection caused by bacteria. The spots will be red, moist, and irritated that started with your dog’s picking at it, and made worse by bacteria. The patch can get bigger in just a few hours and will be very painful for your pet. You’re likely to find them on your dog’s head, neck, hips and limbs. You might notice matted fur or hair loss…continue reading →
10 Tips For Easing Your Senior Dog’s Skin Irritation

10 Tips For Easing Your Senior Dog’s Skin Irritation

Does your senior dog suffer from skin irritation? You would do anything to help him feel better, but maybe you’re at a loss as to what you should try next. Obviously, any chronic problems should be addressed with your vet, but if you’re looking for some more natural remedies to help your dog feel better, one or more of the following things may help. Some of these are external applications and some are to help the problem from the inside out, so you can try more than one thing on this list in…continue reading →
Noticing Your Senior Dog Is Experiencing More Skin Issues? This Can Help

Noticing Your Senior Dog Is Experiencing More Skin Issues? This Can Help

The effects of aging can wear down your senior dog, but dedicated dog owners are choosing a popular supplement to keep their pups living happy and healthy. Omega fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties paired with natural healing qualities that make them an essential part of a dog’s nutrition. Senior dogs often suffer from skin issues including hair loss and itching. The older they get, the more serious skin problems are and the more frequently they bring your dog down. Omega fatty acids are proven to help stave off those skin-related symptoms of aging.…continue reading →
Top 6 Natural Ways To Ease Your Dog’s Itchy Dry Skin

Top 6 Natural Ways To Ease Your Dog’s Itchy Dry Skin

Dry skin happens, and when it does it’s definitely irritating. For a dog who explores his world with a wet nose and tough-but-soft paw pads, it can be an even bigger issue. Dry skin may start out as a flaky spot, become itchy, and eventually crack and cause your dog more pain than irritation. Luckily, it’s easily avoided, and can be relieved with simple remedies people have relied on for themselves and their dogs for ages! 1. Oatmeal Oatmeal baths may bring back memories summers past. The same home remedy your elders used when…continue reading →
Dog Won’t Stop Itching? Why Pet Parents Are Turning to Neem Oil for Relief

Dog Won’t Stop Itching? Why Pet Parents Are Turning to Neem Oil for Relief

Between allergies, fleas, mites, and standard dry skin, an itchy dog is a miserable dog. There are several reasons why Fido might be scratching more than usual, and it’s not always easy for dog owners to find the kind of relief they need. You can try bathing them and ask your veterinarian for medication, but there’s an all-natural way to stop the itch. Neem oil is something humans have been using for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It can strengthen hair, repel insects, and heal skin, and more people are beginning to…continue reading →
Are Your Dog’s Paw Pads Hairy? It Might Be Hyperkeratosis. Here’s What To Do.

Are Your Dog’s Paw Pads Hairy? It Might Be Hyperkeratosis. Here’s What To Do.

Advertisement What Exactly is Paw Pad Hyperkeratosis in Dogs? The prefix “hyper” refers to overstimulation, and “keratosis” comes from the word “keratin.” You most likely recognize that word from your shampoo bottle, and that’s a good place to start. Keratin is a type of fibrous protein used as one of the main ingredients in hair, claws, and the outer layer of skin. Dogs naturally produce their own supply of keratin, but hyperkeratosis means they produce much more than they need. With too much keratin to go around, hyperkeratosis results in the dog growing…continue reading →
6 Natural Ingredients To Soothe & Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose

6 Natural Ingredients To Soothe & Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose

The moist, spongy skin of the canine nose captures scents “tens of thousands of times” more efficiently than our own. It is the tool dogs use to investigate the world around them. Since pups effectively “see the world through their noses,” the skin is constantly exposed to sun light, extreme temperatures, allergens and various substances that can cause dryness, chapping, and cracking. Without a moist, healthy nose, your dog cannot efficiently explore the neighborhood or recognize his favorite scent – you! Luckily, there are several safe, natural ingredients you can apply topically to help soothe…continue reading →

How To Heal Your Dog’s Tight, Uncomfortable Elbow Calluses

What Is An Elbow Callus and What Causes Them? Sometimes called pressure sores, dog elbow calluses can appear as a result of your dog’s body protecting the bone (the ulna) that protrudes from the leg. Continual trauma caused by your dog laying down on hard surfaces causes the skin to thicken in order to protect the bone. As a result of the thickening skin, the fur often falls out and the surface becomes course. Tile, concrete, and hard dirt surfaces are the worst offenders on a dog’s elbow. Hardwood floors and carpet are less…continue reading →
Is Your Dog’s Nose Dry & Crusty? It Might Be Nasal Hyperkaratosis. Here’s How To Help.

Is Your Dog’s Nose Dry & Crusty? It Might Be Nasal Hyperkaratosis. Here’s How To Help.

While nearly all dogs can experience mild dryness of the nose, nasal hyperkeratosis is a more intense form of nasal dryness experienced by some dogs. Nasal Hyperkeratosis (also known as Nasodigitalis) an idiopathic condition, meaning that its origin or cause is unknown. Nasal hyperkeratosis is marked by the excessive formulation of nose crust called keratin, which is a type of protein overgrowth. This condition isn’t life-threatening and most veterinarians consider Nasal hyperkeratosis as merely a cosmetic issue. However, dry nose may be highly uncomfortable for dogs who rely on a a healthy and moist…continue reading →
10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs

10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs

Advertisement Does your dog seem to be itching more than usual lately? Maybe he has irritated areas on his skin or bald patches. Unfortunately, skin issues are one of the top reasons for vet visits, and there are more than 160 skin problems that can plague dogs, so getting a proper diagnosis and treatment for your poor pup can be difficult. Some skin problems are more common than others, though; here are 10 common skin issues that can plague dogs. #1 – Allergies Allergies are a very common problem that can affect a…continue reading →

5 Things You Should Know About Lick Granulomas

Advertisement Have you heard about lick granulomas? If your dog already has one, you may already know how difficult they can be to treat. If you have never heard of them before, what do you need to know in order to prevent your dog from getting one? What is a lick granuloma? What causes them? How are they treated? Is there anything that can be done to prevent them? Here are 5 things you should know about lick granulomas – hopefully before your dog ever develops one. #1 – What is a lick…continue reading →
My Dog Is Always Chewing On Their Paws – What Can I Do To Help?

My Dog Is Always Chewing On Their Paws – What Can I Do To Help?

Chewing of the toes and paws is a common behavior among dogs. While some degree of biting and licking is normal, dogs with red, swollen paws or chronic saliva staining likely have an underlying medical problem. There are several reasons a dog may chew their paws such as dry skin, wounds, growths, irritants like burrs or ticks, anxiety and allergic skin disease. Whatever the cause of the irritation, paw-chewing can lead to pain, limping and secondary yeast or bacterial infections. It is important to consult with your veterinarian about your dog’s diet, lifestyle and…continue reading →