The Itchy Dog, Part 2: The Roller Coaster of Emotion

The Itchy Dog, Part 2: The Roller Coaster of Emotion

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Itch can erode the bond between you and your dog. Itchy dogs are often up at night scratching and preventing others in the house from sleeping, or are banished to separate rooms of the house because their skin smells bad. This can make you desperate to try anything for relief from the itch and skin […]

The Itchy Dog, Part 1: Your Questions Answered

The Itchy Dog, Part 1: Your Questions Answered

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You are not alone if your dog is itchy with skin or ear problems. Itch is the number one reason pet owners seek help from a veterinarian.1 In fact, 7.5 million dogs were treated by veterinarians last year for skin and ear problems.2 We know skin disease can decrease quality of life for a pet […]

What’s in Your Cat’s DNA? Tests Are Fun but not Definitive

What’s in Your Cat’s DNA? Tests Are Fun but not Definitive

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Cats are enigmatic and mysterious, but DNA testing kits are helping us to learn more about them. Here’s what you can find out about your fine feline, from ancestry to health. Interestingly, no DNA kits can precisely identify a cat’s genetic makeup in the same way the dog DNA tests can. That’s because dog breeds […]