Category Archives: Skin & Coat

Itchy Dog

My dog is constantly itching and biting its skin, I have switched foods with no solution…what can I do? Many of the pets I see day after day are suffering from some sort of skin ailment. This includes hot spots, paw biting, sores, fur loss, scooting and intense scratching. Often, the root of this problem lies […]


My cat sheds – horribly. I have to vacuum daily. Is there a product, food – that will limit the hair loss? The shedding of a cat’s coat is a natural process that allows a new coat to grow. The amount and frequency of coat that is shed often depends upon their health and diet. […]

Ear Infections

The reoccurrence of a dog’s ear infection is not surprising. In the battle for pet health, topical medications and antibiotic treatments are weapons which can help win a battle, but will most likely fail to win the war. They do not address the underlying cause, which is the existence of an environment favorable to the […]


Arthritis results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement in varying degrees. It can occur as a crippling condition or simply a slowing down attributed to aging. Though the severity differs with each individual animal, arthritis is not a localized problem but a systemic disorder associated with a metabolic deficiency, which results in inflammation. When […]

The Itchy Pet

While shedding and itching are typical signs of an allergic condition, you should be aware that clinical allergy testing is an expensive and potentially traumatic experience for your dog, without any guarantee of conclusive results. A typical course of allergy testing involves injecting a variety of allergens into the skin to see if they provoke […]