7 Ways Pet Parents Can Help Control Their Dog Allergies

15 to 20% of Americans have some sort of allergic reaction to dogs. Despite the prevalence of dog-related asthma, sneezing, itchy skin and hives, nearly half of US households have at least one pup. Pet lovers are clearly willing to endure their symptoms in order to enjoy the many benefits of sharing their lives with dogs. Luckily, there are several things these pawrents can do to help control their dog allergies. What Causes Dog Allergies? According to the Mayo Clinic, … Read more

Homemade Dog Food: Get Cooking For Your Good Looking Hound

Dogs enjoy a good meal, and what better way to show your pup love than making him a big bowl of homemade dog food? Especially when it’s prepared by your hands and made in your very own kitchen. But be aware: making homemade dog food isn’t as simple as tossing a T-bone in your pup’s dish and calling it a night. Dogs require specific nutrients to maintain good health. And while store-bought dog food is easy and formulated for complete … Read more

The Complete Natural Remedies Guide For Itchy Dogs And Dogs With Allergic Skin Reactions

Did you know that almost a quarter of all vet visits are due to skin problems like itching and allergies? It’s the number one reason for a trip to the veterinarian. Dogs can suffer all sorts of skin-related problems, and itchiness and discomfort are just the beginning. Wounds that won’t heal, such as hot spots or lick granulomas; chronic yeast or bacterial infections; and even hair loss can result from itchiness and allergies. Listening to your dog scratching all night … Read more

10 Breeds That Are A Great Match For Allergy Sufferers

Do you heart dogs but hate the itchy eyes, sneezing, and wheezing that come with them? While no dog is hypoallergenic, some cause fewer allergic reactions than others. Compiled from AKC, Dog the Love, Pet Breeds, and iHeartDogs, here are 10 breeds that are great for allergy sufferers. #1 – Xoloitzcuintli/Mexican Hairless Dog The Xolo is a hairless breed that comes in toy, miniature, and standard sizes. With no fur for dander to cling to, occasional cleaning with unscented baby wipes should reduce allergic reactions. … Read more

How To Help With Dog Allergies

As the season changes, so do the allergies, and many search for ways to help with dog allergies. And just like people, your dog can be affected. Although the fall does not have all the blooms and new growths that bother many, such as pollen and grass, it has dying plants and wind, moisture, and cooler temperatures that stir up the irritants. In addition, the fall brings with it mold, which can affect your pet whether he is allergic or … Read more

Is Your Labrador Susceptible to Allergies? Breed-Specific Info About These Social Butterflies

When you imagine your ideal dog, do you have a particular breed in mind? While some folks prefer to find a mixed breed that has a dash of this and a splash of that, others have a very clear affinity for a favorite breed. With the AKC referring to them as “friendly, active, and outgoing” it is no surprise that many people only have eyes for Labradors.  Nom Nom, the fresh food partner of iHeartDogs, researched Labradors in terms of … Read more

Is Your German Shepherd Susceptible to Allergies? Breed-Specific Info About These Courageous and Protective Dogs

When you imagine your ideal dog, do you have a particular breed in mind? While some folks prefer to find a mixed breed that has a dash of this and a splash of that, others have a very clear affinity for a favorite breed. With the AKC referring to them as “confident, courageous, and smart” it is no surprise that many people only have eyes for German Shepherds.  Nom Nom, the fresh food partner of iHeartDogs, researched German Shepherds in … Read more

Is Your Dachshund Susceptible to Allergies? Breed-Specific Info About the Boldest of Breeds

When you imagine your ideal dog, do you have a particular breed in mind? While some folks prefer to find a mixed breed that has a dash of this and a splash of that, others have a very clear affinity for a favorite breed. With the AKC referring to them as “friendly, curious, and spunky” it is no surprise that many people only have eyes for Dachshunds.  Nom Nom, the fresh food partner of iHeartDogs, researched Dachshunds in terms of … Read more

Is Your Chihuahua Susceptible to Allergies? Breed-Specific Info About These Sassy and Classy Dogs

When you imagine your ideal dog, do you have a particular breed in mind? While some folks prefer to find a mixed breed that has a dash of this and a splash of that, others have a very clear affinity for a favorite breed. With the AKC referring to them as “charming, graceful, and sassy” it is no surprise that many people only have eyes for Chihuahuas.  Nom Nom, the fresh food partner of iHeartDogs, researched Chihuahuas in terms of … Read more

Allergy Advice for Pups with Itchy Inflamed Skin

Sneezing, watery eyes, and stuffy noses come to mind when we think of allergies. Although dogs can exhibit respiratory problems due to an allergic reaction, it is more common to see skin problems in dogs with allergies. Let’s look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of allergies in dogs. With some expert advice from our friends at Nom Nom, clear skin and an itch-free living are in your pup’s future! What do Allergic Reactions Look Like in Dogs One of … Read more

If Your Dog Constantly Licks Its Paws, Make Sure To Do This Every Day

Chewing of the toes and paws is a common behavior among dogs. While some degree of biting and licking is normal, dogs with red, swollen paws or chronic saliva staining likely have an underlying medical problem. How to Know If Your Dog’s Licking & Chewing is a Problem There are several reasons a dog may chew their paws such as dry skin, wounds, growths, irritants like burrs or ticks, anxiety and allergic skin disease. Whatever the cause of the irritation, paw-chewing … Read more

Have an Itchy Dog with Allergies? Here’s Why They Need Krill Oil Daily

Why Pet Owners, Veterinarians, and Scientists Are Turning Their Attention Towards These Tiny Red Sea Creatures Seasonal allergies are the bane of existence for dogs, dog owners, and veterinarians alike.  Especially in the warmer months, many pups suffer immensely from atopic dermatitis, an allergic skin condition that often flares from pollens, molds, or foods in the dog’s environment. If left untreated, it can lead to lesions, hair loss, or bacterial infections.  Studies over the past decade have begun to reveal the … Read more

A Tiny Red Sea Creature Might Help Your Dog Beat Seasonal Allergies & Itching

Why Pet Owners, Veterinarians, and Scientists Are Turning Their Attention Towards These Tiny Red Sea Creatures Canine allergies are the bane of existence for dogs, dog parents, and veterinarians alike.  Especially in the warmer months, many pups suffer immensely from atopic dermatitis, an allergic skin condition that often flares from pollens, molds, or foods in the dog’s environment. If left untreated, it can lead to lesions, hair loss, or bacterial infections.  Studies over the past decade have begun to reveal the … Read more

Putting This In Your Dog’s Food Could Substantially Reduce Itching & Allergies

A Simple, Natural Solution for Your Itchy Dog When the days start getting longer and the sun seems to shine just a little brighter, I know summer is approaching. More importantly, it’s pool time. Countless hours in the pool with my two favorite fur balls. In and out of the pool, chasing a ball or some improvised chew toy. Their coats hold so much water, that each time they get out of the pool, I swear I see the water … Read more

Dropping This In Your Dog’s Food Bowl Could Help With Painful Skin Itchiness

A Simple, Natural Solution for Your Itchy Dog When the days start getting longer and the sun seems to shine just a little brighter, I know summer is approaching. More importantly, it’s pool time. Countless hours in the pool with my two favorite fur balls. In and out of the pool, chasing a ball or some improvised chew toy. Their coats hold so much water, that each time they get out of the pool, I swear I see the water … Read more

70% of dog owners are making this serious error with their dog’s food

What if I were to ask you the following question: What did you have for dinner last Tuesday? If you’re like most people, you’d have a hard time remembering. And that’s no surprise, because most people vary their diet significantly from day to day. However, what if I asked you this question: What did your dog have for dinner last Tuesday?  According to our research, most dog owners would easily know this because their dogs eat the same diet every … Read more

Is Your Dog Constantly Biting Their Paws? Here’s How You Can Help

Does your dog chew her paws? Is she always biting at her feet, no matter how much you encourage her otherwise? Does nonstop paw licking drive you and the dog to madness? Licking and biting of the toes and paws is a common behavior among dogs. While some degree of licking is considered normal, dogs with red, swollen paws or chronic saliva staining likely have an underlying medical problem. If this sounds like the state of your dog’s feet, it … Read more

A Perfect Pairing: How Omegas & Probiotics Can Help Ease Allergies

Since the release of our Pronine™ Flora 4-in-1 Canine Probiotic, Prebiotic, Digestive Enzyme, Herb Supplement, people have been asking whether or not they should switch their dog to that from the Project Paws® Omega 3-6-9 Select Chews to help control their dog’s allergies. While each product individually can help reduce symptoms of allergies, the products work differently and actually work best in conjunction with each other to reduce your dog’s itching and scratching. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation. Inflammation can cause all sorts of health … Read more

Studies Suggest That Probiotics May Help With Your Dog’s Skin Itchiness & Allergies

Probiotics have exploded in popularity in recent years. In fact, a survey done by the NIH shows that they’re now the 3rd most popular natural supplement taken by people. While most people and pets are first given probiotics for digestive reasons, recent human and animal studies have begun to show promise in use with patients suffering from allergies. Let’s review some of the evidence to-date: What Do The Studies Say? A 2017 study by the University of Florida showed that … Read more

10 Ways A Probiotic Can Help Your Dog

Up to 80% of a dog’s immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract, so maintaining digestive health means far more than just preventing upset bellies and loose stools. Probiotics replenish the levels of healthy bacterial flora in the GI tract and prevent the “bad” bacteria from taking over. Dogs with unbalanced flora levels experience digestive problems and are more susceptible to illness. In the following 10 circumstances, probiotics can be especially beneficial to your dog. All of these stressors … Read more

Can Probiotics Help My Dog’s Allergies?

Probiotics have exploded in popularity in recent years. In fact, a survey done by the NIH shows that they’re now the 3rd most popular natural supplement taken by people. While most people and pets are first given probiotics for digestive reasons, recent human and animal studies have begun to show promise in use with patients suffering from allergies. Let’s review some of the evidence to-date: What Do The Studies Say? A 2017 study by the University of Florida showed that … Read more

This Small Tweak To Your Dog’s Diet Can Help with Summer Itchiness & Allergies

When the days start getting longer and the sun seems to shine just a little brighter, I know summer is approaching. More importantly, it’s pool time. Countless hours in the pool with my two favorite fur balls. In and out of the pool, chasing a ball or some improvised chew toy. Their coats hold so much water, that each time they get out of the pool, I swear I see the water level drop an inch. I love it. What … Read more

10 Tips For Easing Your Senior Dog’s Skin Irritation

Does your senior dog suffer from skin irritation? You would do anything to help him feel better, but maybe you’re at a loss as to what you should try next. Obviously, any chronic problems should be addressed with your vet, but if you’re looking for some more natural remedies to help your dog feel better, one or more of the following things may help. Some of these are external applications and some will help the problem from the inside out, … Read more

Top 6 Natural Ways To Ease Your Dog’s Itchy Dry Skin

Dry skin happens, and when it does it’s definitely irritating. For a dog who explores his world with a wet nose and tough-but-soft paw pads, it can be an even bigger issue. Dry skin may start out as a flaky spot, become itchy, and eventually crack and cause your dog more pain than irritation. Luckily, it’s easily avoided, and can be relieved with simple remedies people have relied on for themselves and their dogs for ages! 1. Oatmeal Oatmeal baths may … Read more

Common Causes Of Dry Paw Pads + Natural Remedies

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Socks, slippers, sandals, boots… we humans have many ways of protecting our feet, but our dogs don’t! Sure, you can try to put booties over your pup’s paws, but even if they don’t kick them off, those precious pads can still get dry and cracked. For this reason, home remedies for dry dog paws are essential. In addition to coming into direct contact with all types of surfaces and terrain, pooches sweat through their paws and depend on them to … Read more

10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs

Does your dog seem to be itching more than usual lately? Maybe he has irritated areas on his skin or bald patches. Unfortunately, skin issues are one of the top reasons for vet visits, and there are more than 160 skin problems that can plague dogs, so getting a proper diagnosis and treatment for your poor pup can be difficult. Some skin problems are more common than others, though; here are 10 common skin issues that can plague dogs.   … Read more

5 Tips For Easing Your Senior Dog’s Allergies

The tell-tale signs of allergies usually become apparent before a dog’s senior years, but it is not unheard of for itching, redness, and inflamed skin to develop later in life. Those that already struggle with allergic skin may also begin to experience more flare-ups as their bodies weaken with age. It’s never too late for allergies to appear – and luckily, it’s never too late to get them under control! If your senior dog is suffering from dry, itchy, irritated … Read more

Is Your Pup a Constant Paw Biter? Here’s How To Help

Licking and chewing of the toes and paws is a common behavior among dogs. While some degree of licking is considered normal, dogs with red, swollen paws or chronic saliva staining likely have an underlying medical problem. There are several reasons a dog may chew their paws such as dry skin, wounds, growths, irritants like burrs or ticks, anxiety, and allergic skin disease. Whatever the cause of the irritation, paw-chewing can lead to pain, limping and secondary yeast or bacterial … Read more

My Dog Is Always Chewing On Their Paws – What Can I Do To Help?

Chewing of the toes and paws is a common behavior among dogs. While some degree of biting and licking is normal, dogs with red, swollen paws or chronic saliva staining likely have an underlying medical problem. There are several reasons a dog may chew their paws such as dry skin, wounds, growths, irritants like burrs or ticks, anxiety and allergic skin disease. Whatever the cause of the irritation, paw-chewing can lead to pain, limping and secondary yeast or bacterial infections. It … Read more

Does Your Pup Have Missing Hair And Hot Spots? This Nutrient Might Help

You’re used to the shedding, but some dogs suffer from more extreme cases of hair loss. Patches of missing fur on your pup’s chest, belly, shoulders, or legs could mean a number of different things. Infections, irritations, and allergies all cause bald spots, and there’s also the risk of your dog developing painful hot spots. You’ll need to discern the exact cause of the issue to find the most efficient solution, but there’s one nutrient that could help bring back … Read more