Do all Dog Shampoos Kill Fleas? (Vet Explains)

do all dog shampoos kill fleas

You’ve just found some fleas on your pooch (and they’re scratching like crazy) but alas you don’t have any flea treatment left and you’re wondering what you can use to dispatch these pesky creatures. Flea shampoos don’t need a prescription to purchase but that doesn’t mean they don’t work – the instructions need to be … Read more

Why Is My Dog More Itchy in the Morning? (Vet Explains)

why is my dog more itchy in the morning

It’s morning, and when you get out of bed, your dog stretches, yawns, and starts to scratch himself crazily. Should you be concerned? When my pup parents called with questions about morning itching in their dogs, I would reassure them that it’s usually normal but there’s probably a reason. We’d go over possible explanations and … Read more

Will Baking Soda Help My Dog Stop Itching? (Vet Explains)

will baking soda help my dog stop itching

It’s heartbreaking to see your furbaby suffering. And when he’s itching non-stop, you want to find a way to relieve his discomfort. What’s more, continual scratching can be self-perpetuating. The more your pup itches, the more he irritates his skin and causes it to release histamines. With repeated pawing, your pup could also damage his … Read more

What Can I Put on My Dog to Relieve Itching? (12 Homemade Remedies)

what can i put on my dog to relieve itching

Your dog can’t stop scratching, and it’s making both of you miserable. What can be done? Below, we’ll discuss 12 homemade remedies you can use on your dog to help relieve itching. Because every dog is different, these natural options can have varying effects. That’s why you should talk to your veterinarian before you apply … Read more

Will Coconut Oil Help My Dog Stop Itching? (Vet Explains)

will coconut oil help my dog stop itching

You’ve probably heard about some of the benefits of coconut oil for skin issues people, but did you know it can also help your canine companion? Naturally, in practice, I had my share of itchy dogs. When owners asked if there were any natural remedies they could use to help their pooch find relief from … Read more

15 Human Foods that Help Dogs With Diarrhea and Upset Stomach

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Let’s face it. Most dogs are indiscriminate eaters. Sometimes they digest things that disagree with them and give them diarrhea. Unless you’re dealing with an emergency, there are foods you probably have in your pantry that you can feed your pup to help firm up his poop and heal his gut. Sometimes I got a … Read more

Does Deshedding Shampoo for Dogs Work? (Vet Explains)

does deshedding shampoo for dogs work

Most dogs shed. It’s more often more pronounced during the transitional seasons of spring and fall when our furbabies lose hair from their undercoats to prepare for temperature changes. For some breeds like Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Huskies, the hair may come out in large clumps. This can make it more difficult to keep … Read more

What is Medicated Dog Shampoo? (Vet Explains)

what is medicated dog shampoo

As a veterinarian, it’s heartbreaking to see my patients suffering, and this is especially true when I have patients with a nasty skin condition that causes them to chew and scratch so intensely that they start to mutilate their body and lose clumps of hair. These can also be incredibly challenging cases to treat, and … Read more

Does Dry Waterless Shampoo for Dogs Work? (Vet Explains)

does dry waterless shampoo for dogs work

You’re hosting a dinner party in an hour, and your dog comes in streaked in mud. There’s no time for a messy bath. What do you do? This is where dry waterless dog shampoo comes in handy. While these formulas usually aren’t as effective at cleaning your pup as a full bath, they can quickly … Read more

Does Oatmeal Shampoo Help Dogs With Itchy Skin? (Vet Explains)

does oatmeal shampoo help dogs with itchy skin

It seems like allergies are more common these days, and not just for humans. Our furbabies seem to be spending more time licking, biting, and scratching dry, irritated skin. Fortunately for many pups, we can provide some relief by bathing them with oatmeal shampoo. Itchy skin was a common complaint from dog owners in our … Read more

What is a Gentle Dog Shampoo? (Vet Explains)

what is a gentle dog shampoo

It’s spring, and you want to include your furbaby in your spring cleaning routine. But you know Fido has sensitive skin. You don’t want to use anything that will make him break out in hives or develop dry, itchy skin. How can you find a shampoo that won’t irritate him? When dog parents came to … Read more

What Is a Non Stripping Dog Shampoo? (Vet Explains)

what is a non stripping dog shampoo

Some dogs seem to get dirty all the time, and others stink constantly because they’re active outdoor pups. When your pooch picks up grime and odor, it’s time for a bath. But frequently shampooing Fido might dry out his skin. When I was in practice and pup parents asked me for advice about how to … Read more

What is Soap Free Dog Shampoo? (Vet Explains)

what is a soap free dog shampoo

You’re a good dog owner. You give your pup plenty of attention, take him for daily walks, and you make sure he gets enough sleep. But when it comes to bath time, you might be making one big mistake: using the wrong shampoo on your pooch. The chemicals in shampoo with soap can be too … Read more

What Is Tearless Dog Shampoo? (Vet Explains)

what is tearless dog shampoo

You want the best for your furbaby, and that includes their shampoo. While many people believe that all dog shampoos are the same, it’s not true. Some shampoos contain toxic chemicals that can harm your pooch’s skin and irritate his eyes, and that’s no fun at bath time. On occasion, I would get a call … Read more

Can Dog Shampoo Hurt Dogs’ Eyes? (Vet Explains)

can dog shampoo hurt dogs' eyes

You choose a dog-safe shampoo to protect your pooch. But what happens if you accidentally get some of the soap in your pal’s eyes when you’re bathing her? Is shampoo also safe for your dog’s eyes? Sometimes in practice, I’d get a call from pet parents who were concerned because shampoo got in their pups’ … Read more