Is the licking, biting, scratching, and chewing driving you crazy? Why does it always hit in the middle of the night?
Your beloved companion has not hatched a secret plan to sleep deprive you. They are telling you that "something is wrong".
Aside from the most common reasons of dry skin in dogs (fleas, mites, and mange - which can also cause an allergic reaction in your dog from the saliva left by the parasite), do you know the some of the other causes?
Did you know that how often you bathe your dog and the shampoo you use plays a big role in the health of their skin? If you don't bathe your dog regularly, it allows dead skin and hair to buildup causing flaky skin. The frequency of bathing really depends on the dog. On average, a dog with normal skin should be bathed about once a month. If you blow dry your dog, don't set the blow dryer on "high heat" as it can also be drying.
The most important part of bath time is using a shampoo that is healthy for your dog's skin and coat. With so many products on the market, it is important to look at the ingredients. Dog shampoos with synthetic ingredients, fragrances, colors, EDTA, PEG, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and many other chemical names can dry their skin, compounding the problem you are trying to fix. Human shampoos, used on dogs, can have the same effect.
Read ingredient labels & choose wisely!
Using 4-Legger you can sleep soundly knowing your dog's natural oils won't be stripped from their coat, our ingredients are not contaminated, and our products contain nothing artificial or synthetic. We truly are a safer dog shampoo for your dog - proven to help with your dog's dry and itchy skin!
And now... for all of you with itchy dogs out there....
Learn about "poultry digest" and other ingredients in dog toothpaste and how natural dog toothpaste like dental powder and pet safe essential oils are a safe and non-toxic alternative to products with synthetic ingredients.
You can clean your dog's teeth and gums without synthetic ingredients!
If you are new to the use of essential oils, welcome!
Essential oils are therapeutically beneficial for both you and your pets.
Unfortunately, the quality of essential oils is a confusing smorgasbord with marketing that spans from honesty all the way to misleading claims and outright lies. It can be difficult to find essential oils that are safe to diffuse around your pets or yourself if you are searching based upon what is on the bottle or what the website says or worse, based exclusively on price.
We've got a quick "how to" on the use of pet safe essential oils you can use to make your house smell fresh and clean!
When your dog has a neurological issue, it can be scary. While essential oils aren't miracle cures, they are very beneficial to support neurological conditions, giving your dog the best possible opportunity.
Learn more about the NeuroBoost™ and NeuroBalance™ essential oil blends and why we've integrated them into our own dog's life.