Itchy Scratchy PetsThe most simple way to make sure your pet is comfy this summer is to prevent itchy skin.

Allergies to fleas, grasses, trees, plant pollen, dust mites and moulds as well as certain foods can all set off an itchy and scratchy show at your house!

Itchy dogs will bite, lick or scratch with their legs however a cat will constantly lick at particular areas, causing hair loss. This quickly leads to self-trauma of the skin which causes secondary infections that require medication.

 OUR TOP SKIN CARE TIPS ARE: 

•  Be vigilant with flea treatment all year round. Fleas are THE major cause of an itchy pet and regular use of a flea treatment is easier (and cheaper) than fixing the itch. Pet Guardians have the best flea prevention products available for your cat and your dog!

•  A premium diet balanced for dogs in essential fatty acids is essential in keeping your pet's skin and coat in top shape. Top quality diets for cats are also available. This will provide a good barrier against allergens.

•  Always wash your dog in pet approved shampoo and conditioner. Human shampoos and conditioners are far too strong for our furry friends and will strip their skin and coat of natural oils. Therefore, it is always important to use grooming products made specifically for pets.

•  An antihistamine or a medication to help reduce the immune system's response to the allergen can reduce the itch if nothing else works.

If you have an itchy pet at your house it is best arrange an appointment with your vet. We will help keep your pet happy and healthy this summer.

Pet Guardians offer a range of prescription medications, including Apoquel for your pets. You will need to have a valid script from a registered vet to purchase our prescription medication online. Contact Pet Guardians today for all your pet needs.