Monthly Archives: February 2011

Itchy Dog Immunotherapy

Allergies are a frustrating area. If your dog is atopic, immunotherapy is currently the only potential “cure” with about 70% of dogs getting a satisfactory response to treatment. Unless you opt in for immunotherapy (desensitisation) then you will have to … Continue reading

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Capstar Flea Control Product Review 2011

Capstar is a wonderful product and is probably the best product for itchy scratching dogs that are allergic to fleas………if it is used correctly. The product needs to be used every day. Capstar causes the insect (flea/mosquito) to become paralysed … Continue reading

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Advantage Flea Control. Product Review 2011

This has been a good product over the last decade. It has been superceded by better products in 2011 however. My bias against this product for the itchy scratching dog is that the chemical moves around the body in the … Continue reading

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Revolution for fleas and itchy dogs. Product review 2011

I have always felt Revolution was a good product. It is perhaps the safest of all flea controls. I have never seen a side effect to Revolution in ten years of using it daily. We use it on cats and … Continue reading

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Advocate Product Review 2011

Advocate makes a lot of claims that quite frankly don’t stack up. When the product first came onto the market, a lot of my good clients that were using it religiously every month as instructed ound that their dogs were … Continue reading

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Flea control review 2011. Comfortis

Comfortis is a new product that has come out in the last two years. It is an outstanding product that can be relied upon to give fast results. It starts working in 30 minutes with a 100% kill within 4 … Continue reading

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Frontline Flea Control 2011 update

We have been disappointed with the results of frontline for a couple of years now. There definitely seems to be some flea resistance problems. When it first came on the market, it was the greatest product of all time but … Continue reading

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Itchy Dog Hell

Dogs with allergy problems are a confusing and frustrating area. It is expensive to continually go to the vet. Many of my clients are confused as to the cause of the problem. It can drive you crazy. At scratchingdoghelp we … Continue reading

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Advantix poisoning in cats

Be very careful if you are using a product called advantix for ticks and fleas. This is for dogs only. We have a cat in our hospital at the moment which was poisoned from having advantix applied to thje back … Continue reading

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Itchy Dog Natural Treatment

There are so many claims on the internet about natural treatments.Most don’t work! Some natural treatments can have an effect on the skin barrier of the itchy dog and also the immune system.These can be helpful.If natural treatments are combined … Continue reading

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