Allergies suffering signs:
Constantly shaking it's head, licking itself and scratching.
Rubbing its ears and always scratching.
Vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite.
Constantly licking it's feet and chewing.
Coughs and sneezing a lot.
Patches of red irritated skin.
Ways to help improve your dog’s dry skin
Vitamin E is good for your dogs with dry skin. Applying vitamin E oil directly to the skin, or soaking bath with vitamin E added to the water. Or vitamin E pill.
Yogurt and Acidophilus Plain yogurt is a healthy treat for your dog. The live acidophilus in the yogurt keeps the good bacteria in your dog's intestines in balance so that bad bacteria is swiftly knocked out. If your dog is on antibiotics, a little yogurt will also help keep yeast infections at bay. This also applies to puppies.
Add ½ teaspoon of olive oil to the dog food a couple of times each week. This will improve your dog’s dry skin from the inside out. Brushing your dog’s coat could help to control and eliminate itchy and irritated skin.
Maybe you've noticed some hair loss on your dog in addition to the scratching. Most common diagnosis is usually allergies.
It is always best to ask your vet.
For most cats, the only time they are ever in a car is when they are placed in a carrier and taken to the veterinarian where they are examined.
Prepare your cat to go for a car ride. Make sure your cat has current identification ID tags and microchip, when traveling. Be sure your cat is in a carrier this is for your cat's safety and yours.
Have your cat acclimated to the carrier before the car ride. Bring the carrier out a few days ahead of time so that your cat can become acclimated to it. Leave the door of the crate open so that the cat can explore as it pleases. Put the catnip and favorite treats inside the carrier. Avoid treats if your cat has to go to the vet for testing. Drive the cat around the block and let your cat get acclimated to riding in the car. Reward your cat after the ride with a treat. Always want to make it a positive experience for your cat and the cat will associate that experience with the car rides.
Causes of separation anxiety: history of abandonment, multiple owners, keep changing the home, or prior neglect is common. The dog get sent to a new home because of separation anxiety.
Toxic conditions, such as lead poisoning, may lead to behavioral problems, including fears, phobias, active escape behavior and anxieties.
Any illness or painful physical condition increases anxiety and contributes to the development of fears, phobias, and anxieties. Also dogs that are deprived of social and environmental exposure.
Signs of anxieties: include trembling, tail tucked, withdrawal, hiding, reduced activity licking and biting at the self.
The best way to desensitize your dog is to expose your dog to the thing that frightens him/her.
For example, if your dog is afraid of the garbage truck sound start by allowing the dog to hear it from far away. Once the dog is comfortable at that distance, you could let the sound get closer to your dog.
Eventually you would work up to his/her being comfortable with the sound up close. Your dog will learn at his/her own pace that the big, scary thing really isn’t so bad.
Never force your dog to confront the thing that frightens him/her, that will make the problem much worse, and create trust issues between you and your dog. Never push your dog over the threshold, learn to read your dog’s body language.
If your dog is shy of people, allow him/her to approach them in her own time.
It is scary for the dog when a person pets the dog over the head. Ask that person to pet your dog on the chest or side of the face without staring at him/her or leaning over him/her. The person can even turn their body to the side. This body language will make your dog more comfortable.
If you need to, go to a professional trainer who specializes in behavior is
Just be careful dogs can be allergic to foods . Always try new foods in small amounts and watch for any side effects. Enjoy the summer with your pet (s) remember to eat in moderation.
Apple slices Broccoli Carrots Chicken Cheese Cottage cheese Eggs Green beans Oatmeal Peanut butter Pumpkin Salmon Yogurt
Many cat boarding facilities keep your cat in a cage or kennel for a significant portion of the day. Some boarding places do not have interaction with every cat.
Cats panic when you move them out of their environment.
Boarding places like kennels crate the cats for too a long time.
The smells and sounds of a kennel can stress out the cat and cause anxiety.
Here are the good things about bringing the pet sitter in to your home.
The cat is comfortable with the smells and sounds of it's own home.
The pet setter can monitor the usage of the litter box.
Having a pet setter make easier to schedule around your travel time.
You don't have to worry about dropping off or picking up your pet.
It's great when you can come home to a happy, purring cat!
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area