It is actually very common for a dog with normally itchy skin to have some hair loss in areas where they've been obsessively scratching, licking, pulling or biting. The underlying cause for itchy skin with hair loss can include allergies, bacterial and fungal skin infections and parasitic infestations such as demodectic or sarcoptic mange.
Owning a pet is a big, exhausting and fun responsibility! We love our dogs because they can be our best friend, constant companion, workout and snuggle buddies - all in one. Taking care of the four-legged creatures in our homes is very important, and just like we pay attention to what we put inside our body, we really should pay attention to what we put in their bodies.
Understanding the common issues that can arise in your dog might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of resources, tools and supplements that you can use to keep your dog healthy. Having a healthy dog is very rewarding, for you and the dog, and also saves you money on vet bills.
Pets bring so much joy and fun into our lives, especially dogs - man’s best friend. Dog owners know that it’s a special bond you form with your four-legged friend that makes you hope they can be with you forever. It’s more than just giving lots of love and going for a walk every once in a while.
Contrary to popular belief, hip and joint supplements aren’t just for older dogs and large breeds. Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive, degenerative, and debilitating disease affecting 20% of the canine population over the age of one (Johnston, 1997; Johnson et al., 2001; Roush et al., 2002; Aragon et al., 2007). Large-breed dogs may experience symptoms earlier and of a greater severity, however, dogs of all sizes and breeds are affected by the disease as they age (Rychel, 2010).