Information for pet parents about puppy health issues.
Why is My Pet Constantly Itching?
An itch, also known as pruritus, is a sensation caused from the irritation of skin cells or nerve cells in the skin. Pets itch for a variety of reasons. The annoying sensation can be caused by:
2. Skin Mites
3. Environmental allergies (Atopy)
4. Food allergies
Ear Infections/Otitis Externa
A dog’s ear canal has both vertical and horizontal canals. This anatomy, as well as floppy ears, can predispose a dog to ear infections because it is difficult to move debris upward out of the vertical canal. Moisture and hair can also hold debris within the canal. This debris, made of ear wax, skin oil, skin cells, and other organic matter, feed bacteria and yeast that are normally found within the ear canal and on the skin, causing an infection. Itchy dogs with allergies to food or environmental allergens can be more prone to ear infections, because the ears are just an extension of the skin.
What every dog owner should know about Xylitol
What is Xylitol and where it is found?
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in fruits and vegetables naturally. Xylitol has asweet taste and it is used as a sugar substitute in chewing gyms, breath mints, candies,ice cream, even tooth paste and mouthwash. Xylitol has a low glycemic index so it is often used as a substitute for baking cookies, cakes and breads.