Monthly Archives: November 2010

Understanding the Pressure to Use Corticosteroids

If you have ever had a dog with allergy problems, you will be fully aware of the frustration. The pain and misery for the dog is unbearable and the anguish for the dog owner is high. When the puppy was … Continue reading

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Itchy Chow Chow

Every itchy Chow Chow needs an elimination food trial. The good news is, that once a diagnosis is made, treating for food allergy is relativelys straightforward. The bad news is… getting that CORRECT diagnosis can be tricky, and time-consuming! It … Continue reading

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Itchy feet

Itchy dogs often have itchy paws… and a secondary infection caused by constant licking Continue reading

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Treat Your Itchy Scratching Dog Right Now!

Here at scratchingdoghelp.com we help you treat your itchy scratching dogs for less than the price of a veterinary consultation. Using the power of the internet, you can harness a veterinarian’s expert advice, and then refer back to our information again and again. Continue reading

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Itchy Dogs, Snake Oil Pedlars and New Age Naturals

I find it deeply disturbing at the amount of misinformation on the internet. There are a lot of unqualified people pushing unproven products for itchy dogs that have never been tested. Continue reading

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Comfortis Flea Control

The relatively new flea control called Comfortis is very, very good. The active ingredient is very safe and the fleas haven’t been exposed to it before. It is very effective and works brilliantly. It is also a natural product. Continue reading

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Flea Allergy and Owner Denial

Dogs attract fleas like a magnet attracts iron filings. Fleas are a massive hang up for many people. It seems some people take it as a personal insult if you tell them their dog has fleas. You mustn’t take it personally. Continue reading

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Itchy Dog – Food Trial Compliance

Many itchy dogs have a food allergy.
Many do not but because the symptoms of food allergy and canine atopic dermatitis can often be very similar, it is important to rule out food allergy. Continue reading

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The Veterinarian’s Frustration with Itchy Dogs

Many of my clients come to me seeking questions as to why their dog is itchy and to find a solution.
The reality is that people often don’t follow advice. Continue reading

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The Veterinarian’s Dilemma When Choosing Steroids for Itchy Dogs

Many of my clients are worried about using corticosteroids to stop their dog scratching.
Veterinarians are under a lot of pressure to fix your dog first time, every time. Continue reading

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