Do you have an itchy dog? We can help!
- Corn, Wheat or food dyes in the diet, most of the grocery store foods contain these ingredients
- Corn or Wheat from biscuits, popcorn( is corn), pepperoni sticks, noodles, toast, table scraps, stuff the kids drop, stuff the neighbors feed them, and pretty common is cat poop =(.
- Chlorine from city water, from baths or toilets or their water bowls.
- Porous bowls like plastic and non-coated ceramic, they hold the bacteria in and can cause infections, we recommend stainless or coated ceramic.
- Bathing too often, more than once a month, and the shampoo makes a big difference, use a mild non detergent shampoo, the other shampoos strip too much of the natural oil off.
- Pollen or airborne allergens like mold and possibly other critter dander.
- Meat source such as chicken or lamb, notice the position on the list (least common) vets often point this out first when the problem is really one of the others on the list.
Scared of thunder or fireworks?
Do you have a flat faced pet?
In the shade, and especially in humid conditions, Dogs need to inhale air cooler than their normal body temperature of 102 degrees…. In fact, even 80 degree air temperatures can be dangerous!
Heat help for hot pets.
#1 Most important nutrient fresh cool water, change often and keep it full.
#2 Provide shade by stringing tarps up or leaning plywood against a wall or fence.
#3 Sprinklers reduce heat put on top of doghouses, chicken pens, stall etc.
Tip: Turn a sprinkler on so animals can chose to stand in it or lay by it.
#4 Energy needs actually increase with the need to stay cool. Similar to a freezing day so provide good quality feed early mornings or late evenings not when they are over heated and panting.
Tip: float their food in a bowl of water 1 cup dry to 2 cups water (like a bowl of cereal)