Is Hydrogen Peroxide A Safe Dog Hot Spot Treatment?

NO! You Should NOT Use Hydrogen Peroxide on Your Dog.  Here’s why…Many people use hydrogen peroxide for a wide variety of reasons on animals and on themselves. They think, erroneously, that the bubbling cleaner will wash the wound and prevent or heal a skin infection like a hot spot (acute moist dermatitis), so it’s a safe and preferable treatment. But … Read More

My Dog Ate A Grape – What Should I Do?

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Grapes are one of nature’s little treats – literally. They’re sweet, tart, refreshing, satisfyingly fleshy, and versatile all at the same time!  Unfortunately, while these plump little fruits are wonderful on their own or as an addition to a  salad or sangria for humans, they’re poisonous to dogs. No, we’re not kidding. The toxicity of fresh and dried grapes (raisins) … Read More

6 Dog Ear Infection Home Remedy Tips

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If you go on the internet and search for home remedies to take care of your dog’s ear infection, you’ll find all kinds of advice and recommendations. Some good and some bad. We have seen everything from hydrogen peroxide, and apple cider vinegar to lemon juice and oatmeal proposed. Some suggestions can be beneficial, but you need to go slow … Read More

Dog Ear Infections: What Causes Them & How To Treat Them

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What Are Dog Ear Infections? The longer you go without treating the ear infection, the more likely your dog will develop a chronic ear infection. It will increasingly be harder to get rid of and the symptoms may likely grow worse and more serious (even resulting in deafness). If that doesn’t get your attention, then consider that you will need … Read More

How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell on Cats

Imagine how dumb you’d feel if, instead of getting attacked by an animal that was afraid of you, you just ended up smelling really, really badly? Well, that’s basically what’s guaranteed to happen to your cat if they walk up to a skunk. The only difference between you and them is that they don’t know any better. But, with the … Read More

How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell in Dogs

How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell in Dogs

Can you imagine how silly you’d feel if you walked close to an animal that, instead of attacking you when it got scared…instead…it just made you smell badly? Now imagine how silly your dog would feel, when, after that happened, she had to get thoroughly scrubbed down as if she was at a car wash. Walking up to a skunk … Read More

How to Safely Clean Dog’s Ears

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As dog owners, we all know that taking care of and cleaning our dog’s ears is an essential part of keeping FIDO healthy. However, it’s not a very intuitive thing to do. There’s lots of things to consider, and it can be hard to know when to clean your dog’s ears in the first place! That’s why we’ve put together … Read More

Treating Hot Spots On Dogs

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How to Treat Hot Spots on DogsBuy BanixxA few quick Facts on dog hot spots Hot spots are areas of skin inflammation and bacterial infection that look like skin rashes but, they’re raw, red and wet in appearance. In general, caused by your dog incessantly chewing, biting or licking on his paws or hip areas, they can quickly become a … Read More

Can I Treat Dog Hot Spots With Coconut Oil?

Using coconut oil to treat dog hot spots

A dog hot spot (AKA acute moist dermatitis) is an open sore that occurs when your dog sustains some kind of damage to the skin, whereupon bacteria proliferate, and the area becomes red, hot, itchy and swollen. Oftentimes the dog himself causes the hot spot when he obsessively scratches, licks, and chews on the skin. If not treated, the area … Read More

How to Take a Road Trip with Your Dog

Road trips are such dreamy excursions. The open road. The new sights. The gas station coffee. Ahhhh….we can’t think of anything better. Wait, yes we can!…. a road trip with our dogs! But how do we plan for a road trip with our canine companion? Do we just stick them in a car and go? Or is it a more … Read More