- Dog nutrition
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.
Itchy skin and skin problems in dogs
Dogs suffering from itchy skin and dermatological problems are unfortunately fairly common, and there can be many different causes. To find a solution and a treatment – your vet will get an overview of your dog’s general health, and perform all necessary tests. It can be a bit of a puzzle to get to the bottom of the problem. The aim is to give the correct diagnosis and based on that – the best and most appropriate treatment.
Environmental allergy in dogs
Itchy skin can be a temporary ailment or something that our dog struggles with for long periods. Itchy skin can be caused by among other things environmental allergens like pollen and cleaning products. Below you will find some solutions and home treatments for itchy skin from environmental allergens.
- Dog training
Training your dog to be home alone
Home office and social distancing have allowed many of us to become dog parents for the first time. Dogs have been an important friend during a difficult and lonely times. But what do you do when you go back to work and have to leave your dog at home alone? Dogs are pack animals and become anxious when they are away from their family. Therefore, we must train our dogs to be home alone without creating anxiety and unwanted behaviour.
7 ways of being an eco-friendly dog owner
You would be surprised about the impact our dogs have on the environment. A German Shepperd for example has a greater ecological footprint in its lifetime than driving a large SUV. Their impact is mainly attributed to the food they eat, which is primarily based on meat. Meat production requires a lot of resources such as land and water, coupled with releasing a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere. As a conscious consumer, how do you become a more eco-friendly dog owner?
Ringworm in dogs
Ringworm (dermatophytosis) is an extremely contagious fungal infection of the skin. There are about 40 different ringworm species, and they prefer their own, specific host. Ringworm can spread between humans and dogs. Ringworm feed on keratin, a fibrous scleroprotein you will find in hair, nails, claws, and horns.
Food allergy and intolerance
Food allergies and intolerances can cause your dog to have itchy skin. It is tricky to find the food that triggers your dog’s itchy skin and this can be frustrating. To understand the problem and find the right treatment, it is important to distinguish between food allergies and food intolerance/-sensitivity. Although in practice it often produces very similar symptoms. These symptoms are usually not seasonal, such as with pollen allergy.
Puppy with hiccups
Hiccups are as common for us as they are for puppies. Hiccups occur when the diaphragm involuntarily contracts while the larynx closes. Puppies most often hiccup after eating, drinking, getting up or when excited. Causes of hiccups can include:
How to treat a puppy with a rash
Rashes are relatively common, for both puppies and adult dogs. In addition to itching, symptoms of a rash may include red spots, dandruff and hair loss. Rashes and itchy skin can be a symptom of a variety of things, and rashes that do not improve must be checked by a veterinarian. The cause of rashes is similar in puppies and adult dogs.