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My puppy keeps scratching its ears, what is the problem?
Dogs
My puppy keeps scratching its ears, what is the problem?
New puppies are great fun, but sometimes it can be hard to tell what is normal behaviour and what might be a cause for concern. One example is ear scratching - how common is it, and is it likely to be a problem?…
September 2, 2021 • 34 shares
6 ways to treat sweet itch in horses
Horses
6 ways to treat sweet itch in horses
Any horse owner that's acquainted with sweet itch will be well aware of how irritating and uncomfortable this disease can be for our equine friends. It often requires much patience, dedication, and perseverance to get th…
August 24, 2021 • 40 shares
Why Does my Dog Lick His Paws?
Dogs
Why Does my Dog Lick His Paws?
Licking of the paws is one of the most common symptoms that we vets see. Sometimes, it’s not even noticed as being abnormal by pet owners. Only once the vet asks that the problem is revealed. So, how much is a normal amo…
November 10, 2020 • 402 shares • 3 comments
Does my dog have a
Common Conditions
Does my dog have a "Hot Spot"?
Common Conditions: Hot Spots Have you suddenly noticed your pet scratching or licking more than usual? Can you see a red, wet patch of skin? Your pet may be experiencing a common skin complaint known as a hot spot. In th…
July 22, 2020 • 206 shares
Why does my dog keep licking?
Ask a vet
Why does my dog keep licking?
“Dogs lick, it’s what they do”. This remark is generally true and the action of licking, whether it be for grooming or checking out surfaces in their environment, is typically normal behaviour. However, just like anythi…
May 7, 2020 • 35 shares
Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
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Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
Dogs do occasionally scratch, but if it’s frequent, incessant or distressing then something is amiss. Some dogs will lick or nibble rather than scratch. Many do this in private so watch out for red, sore skin, bald patch…
August 19, 2019 • 485 shares • 8 comments
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