November 01, 2017 • Heather Murphy
October 09, 2017 • Heather Murphy
Spring time allergies are real - pollens, grasses - learn tips to get you and your dog itch free this spring.
July 31, 2017 • Heather Murphy
I'm not sure about you but the dogs that have come into my life have all been adopted. It's only with the recent addition of number three that got me thinking “Actually who adopts who?” I always thought I'd chosen my dogs but now I'm not so sure. Number three definitely adopted us that's for sure! We recently moved out of our Wellington house and upon 15 minutes of us arriving at our new house this dog turned up - a little Foxie cross. He was super excited to welcome in the new neighbours! The truck left...
May 23, 2017 • Heather Murphy
How can that be – grass of all things! It seems odd but alas no, so many dogs these days react to grasses! Grass and grass seeds can cause immediate reactions on dogs. At the same time that grass is seeding there are many pollens around and these can also cause your dog to be an itchy dog! The spores from the pollens are absorbed into the dog’s skin and a reaction can present. Often feet are the first to be affected – becoming red, inflamed and itchy. Then the constant gnawing at the feet just makes matters worse –...
February 23, 2017 • Heather Murphy
Hot Spots Or Cool Spots Dogs love cool spots like these guys from Soi Dogs - but they definitely don't like hot spots! Don’t be fooled into thinking that hot spots only happen in the hot summer months. These intensely itchy patches can appear on your dog at any time of the year - winter or summer! The medical name is Pyoderma but they are commonly referred to as Hot Spots or Heat Rashes - regardless of the name, they will cause you to have an irritated and itchy dog! These troublesome sores can appear in a matter of hours and...