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Itchy Cat

Do you have an itchy cat, even when it’s not flea season and there’s not a flea in sight?  Does your kitty have dandruff or dry skin?  Some cats get extra oily skin from food allergies.  Others develop little pustules on their chins or the base of their tail.  Some cats throw up more often or will have runny stools.  If your cat is suffering from any of these, it may be a food intolerance.  The first thing you should always do is check with your vet, as any or all of these could be signs of a more serious condition.  Once you’ve ruled those out, take a look at your cat’s diet to find the culprit.

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Why Does My Dog Get Ear Infections

Dogs get ear infections for lots of reasons. Some dogs with floppy ears are just prone to more ear infections, like spaniels and hounds. Dogs who spend time in water can get moisture trapped underneath their ears which can cause ear infections.

But did you know that your dog’s food can be a contributor or could even be causing your dog’s recurring ear infections? An overgrowth of yeast could mean that your dog is not getting the nutrition it needs out of its food. Your dog may be itching its ears, scratching its ears more than normal or rubbing its ears on objects or people.