itchy dog

Ditch the Itch: Treatment

The most important part of treating itchiness is understanding the underlying cause of the itchiness. That is why your veterinarian will typically rule out parasites, check for skin or ear infections, and gather a thorough history of the signs at home. Once the underlying cause has been food (or other things have been ruled out), a detailed treatment plan will be developed including some of the treatments described below.

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allergic itch

Ditch the Itch: Allergies

Allergies are a very common cause of itchiness in pets. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of allergies in our pets.

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itchy dog

Ditch the Itch: Causes of Itchiness in Pets

Itchiness is one of the most common complaints we hear from clients. Most pets will be affected at some point in their life, but there are a lot of reasons why your pet may be itchy. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common reasons why pets may be itchy.

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is your pet in pain

Pain: Don’t Let Pets Suffer in Silence

Pain is something that can affect our pets on a daily basis. The unfortunate thing is our pets can’t talk to us, and they don’t always show us they are in pain. That is why it is so important to learn about the signs associated with pain and how to help our pets!

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vampire dog

Beware of the Bloodsuckers!

This week’s focus is on some of our bloodsucking parasites: fleas and ticks!

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scratching cat

Cut Through the Red Tape(worms)

Tapeworms are long, white, segmented worms that live in the small intestine of pets.

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Whip Your Body Back and Forth, Whip Your Body Back and Forth

Whipworms are named for their “whip-like” appearance. These worms live in the intestines and sometimes the colon.

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Hook(worms), Line, and Sinker

Hookworms are long, white worms that are bent at each end giving them a “fishing hook” appearance.

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dog chasing tail

Round(worms) and Round Again

Roundworms are stout, plain worms.

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dog and cat heart

Sick at Heart: The Heartworm Story

Heartworms are long, spaghetti-like worms that reside in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels.

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