How To Treat A Dog Hot Spot – This Home Remedy For Hot Spots & Bug Bites Worked For Us!


My dog recently got a really bad bug bite on his leg. It irritated him so much that he immediately started itching and scratching (and licking) it constantly. Later that same day, the spot on his leg became raw (and hairless). Similar to a hot spot, it needed to be kept dry and covered for a few days in order to heal properly. Otherwise, my dog would've just kept licking it all the time and it wouldn't ever have a chance to fully heal. Must read: Why Does My Dog Lick And Chew His … [Read more...]

A Better E-Collar For Dogs: This Inflatable Dog Collar Works Great!


My dog recently got a bug bite on his leg. Unfortunately, he licked that spot repeatedly until the area became raw and hairless -- much like a hot spot. Fortunately, I caught it before it had become oozy and infected. But it was clear that I had to do something to keep him from licking it, or it would become worse. I had an old-fashioned e-collar for dogs stashed away in the closet from his post-surgery days several years ago. It still fit, but it was so big and clunky that it was … [Read more...]

5 Natural Home Remedies For Your Dog’s Allergies

This dog's paws are red and swollen from constant licking due to allergies. photo by twodolla on Flickr

I think that most dog owners will agree with me here. The worst thing in the world to see if your dog suffering. It makes you feel terrible when you know that your dog is hurting, or uncomfortable. Unfortunately, dog allergies can be very debilitating. The symptoms alone are enough to make you cringe: red eyes itchy skin discharge coming out of the eyes and nose itchy feet red spots from scratching While only your vet can diagnose whether or not your dog is actually … [Read more...]

Best Home Remedies For Fleas: Which Natural Flea Treatment For Dogs Is Your Favorite?


If you've ever seen a dog suffering from lots of flea bites, then you have an idea of how uncomfortable your dog will become if you don't treat the fleas on your dog right away. Plus, if your dog has fleas, then technically you do too. They get into the nooks and crannies inside your house -- from the floor boards to the baseboards to the carpet, rugs, and furniture. And it won't be long before the fleas are biting on you -- and everyone else who comes inside your home too! A single … [Read more...]

The Best Dog Dry Skin Home Remedies


If your dog has dry skin, he's not alone. This is a very common issue with dogs. Earlier I shared my all-time favorite home remedy for dog dry skin that our veterinarian recommended. It worked for us almost immediately, and as you can see from the comments, it has worked for a number of other dog owners as well. These days, to prevent the dry skin from returning, I continue to sprinkle olive oil on my dog's food once a month or so. He thinks it's a treat to have something moist … [Read more...]

Dog Mange, Scabies & Sarcoptic Mites: My Dog Passed The Itchy Rash Onto Me!


When it comes to dogs, Jim sure knows how to pick 'em! He "found" a puppy under a dumpster near his work, took him to the vet to get checked out, and brought him home for us to nurse him back to good health (and keep). We named him Destin. This photo shows how well our rescue dog cleaned up and grew into a happy and healthy Black Lab / Golden Retriever mix. When we found him, the vet diagnosed Destin with 2 health issues: Sarcoptic Mites (aka Mange or Scabies) Rocky Mountain … [Read more...]

Top 4 Allergies In Dogs: Treatments & Symptoms


It's funny how we don't often think of dogs as having allergies, but just like us they can suffer from allergic reactions to different things. Dogs can have allergies just like a person can. In fact, many dogs have many of the exact same allergies as people do. Symptoms Of Dog Allergies Dog allergies come with some really nasty dog allergy symptoms including (but not limited to): Itchy skin Hot spots (where the dog has scratched himself raw) Watery, itchy red eyes Smelly … [Read more...]