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Managing Ticks and Fleas Naturally 

Managing Ticks and Fleas Naturally 

Dealing with fleas and ticks is a common challenge for pet owners. These blood-sucking parasites are not mere nuisances; they carry with them a health risk both for your pet and your household. But, how can we safeguard our pups naturally without resorting to chemicals? Let's dig into the world of natural tick and flea repellent for dogs, exploring both dietary and topical treatments that have been embraced by pet parents globally.

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Treating and Preventing Wet Eczema

Treating and Preventing Wet Eczema

Wet eczema, also known as moist dermatitis or hot spots, is a common skin condition that can affect dogs of all breeds and ages. It is characterized by red, inflamed, and often painful patches of skin that appear wet or oozing. The fur around the affected area also often sticks together due to the oozing sores. Hot spots can develop quickly and secondary infections in the affected area often follow.

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Fungal infection in the skin and ears

Fungal infection in the skin and ears

Dogs can get fungal infections of the skin and is an overgrowth of normally occurring yeast organisms. There are typically 2 fungal organisms found on the skin: Candida and Malassezia. A characteristic of a fungal infection is a yeasty body odour that will occur in addition to itching and discomfort.

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8 signs your dog is healthy

8 signs your dog is healthy

Good health is a cornerstone of a long and happy life. But how do we know if our dogs are healthy? Since they cannot tell us how they feel, we have to look at the physical signs to determine if they are healthy and happy. Below, you will find 8 important signs of health in your dog. Create a routine where you monitor these signs so you quickly discover any changes in your dog.

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Why do dogs have bad breath

Why do dogs have bad breath

A healthy dog’s mouth should have a neutral smell. The causes of bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be due to poor oral hygiene, infection in the mouth, an imbalance in the digestive system/gut, disease or something the dog ate. Because bad breath can be a sign of serious illness, it is important to find the cause so that you can treat the dog appropriately. 

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Home made paw balm recipe

Home made paw balm recipe

This DIY soothing paw balm contains coconut oil, shea butter and hemp seed oil which helps to soften cracked paws. Beeswax creates a protective barrier between the paws and surfaces so your dog can play in the snow without pain. It also helps prevent transepidermal water loss. All the ingredients are safe for dogs so it is not dangerous if the paws are licked. The cream can also be used on dry snouts.

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How to cut your dog’s claws at home?

How to cut your dog’s claws at home?

Dogs often wiggle, yelp and yank their paw back to avoid the nail clippers. As a result, claw clipping can be one of the more challenging grooming routines making many owners avoid it leading to nails growing too long. Knowing how to safely cut your dog’s claw will ensure a pain-free experience for you and your dog. 

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How to care for your dog’s teeth

How to care for your dog’s teeth

Oral health impacts your dog’s overall health. If your dog’s teeth are not cared for regularly it can lead to a build-up of plaque, toothache and gum disease. In the worst case, an improperly cleaned oral cavity can lead to inflammation that spreads to the rest of your dog’s body causing serious health issues. Ensure you care for your dog’s teeth consistently from an early age to avoid pain, discomfort and an expensive veterinary bill. 

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