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Welcome to our blog. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible about natural products and unusually special products for your pets. Our focus will be on skin, coat and paw care. We also will discuss flea, tick and mosquito repellants, as some on the market may be extremely dangerous to your pets.

We hope you participate and let us know what you want to learn about. If you have ideas you would like us to research and write about, please let us know. The PawPurity team has three rescues of our own and know how important these family members are. Let’s work together to discover what’s best for them.

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Cat Health & Care, Dog Health, Pet Health & Skin

Pet Dander – Understanding the Basics

by Lisa Porter on May 23 2023

Pet dander refers to the tiny particles of dead skin that animals, particularly dogs, and cats, naturally shed. These minuscule flecks of skin can become airborne and settle on various environmental surfaces, such as furniture, carpets, and bedding. According to the American Lung Association, pet dander is a common trigger for allergic reactions, particularly in individuals with sensitivities or allergies to pets.

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Dog Health

Red Mange on Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

by Lisa Porter on May 18 2023

Is your furry friend persistently scratching and losing hair? If so, they may be suffering from red mange, a common parasitic skin disease that affects dogs. Red mange, also known as demodectic mange, is caused by an overgrowth of mites that live in the hair follicles and oil glands of the skin. While this condition can be distressing for dogs and their owners, the good news is that with prompt diagnosis and treatment, most dogs can fully recover from red mange.

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Dog Health

Demodectic Mange in Pugs

by Lisa Porter on May 15 2023

Demodectic mange, also known as demodicosis, is a common skin condition in pugs. It is caused by a type of mite that lives naturally on the skin of many animals, including humans. While not all pugs carry the mites that cause this condition, those with compromised immune systems or other health issues may be more likely to develop it. Keep on reading to get some key information regarding demodectic mange in pugs so you can better understand this condition and how to manage it.

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Dog Health

Sarcoptic Mange on Dogs – All You Need to Know About Scabies on Dogs

by Lisa Porter on May 10 2023

If your dog is excessively scratching, it could be a sign of something more serious than normal canine behavior. One of the most common skin conditions experienced by dogs is caused by mites and is known as Sarcoptic mange.

Sarcoptic Mange, commonly known as scabies, is an extremely contagious skin affliction that affects dogs of all ages. This infestation is caused by a small mite called Sarcoptes scabiei, and is potentially very dangerous to the animal if left untreated. Symptoms of this condition include severe itching, inflammation, and poor coat condition. It is usually transmitted from other animals, such as cats, foxes, and wild animals but can even spread through contact with humans.

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Dog Health

Different Forms of Mange on Dogs – What You Need to Know

by Lisa Porter on May 05 2023

Many pet owners may be all too familiar with the discomfort of mange on their dog. Mange is a skin condition caused by mites that can cause hair loss, extreme itchiness for the dog, and redness on parts of the skin. To understand how best to address mange on your pet, it is important to know about the two different types of mange: sarcoptic and demodectic.

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Dog Health

Toxic Essential Oils for Dogs

by Lisa Porter on May 01 2023

Toxic essential oils for dogs can be a serious hazard to your pet’s health and well-being. These types of oils can be found in a variety of products, from flea and tick treatments to shampoos and even household cleaners. Knowing which essential oils are toxic to dogs and how to use them safely is essential for keeping your pet healthy. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of toxic essential oils for dogs, their effects, and how to use them safely.

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Cat Health & Care

Don’t Put These Essential Oils Near Your Cats!

by Lisa Porter on May 01 2023

It’s important to be aware of the potential risks when using essential oils around your cats. Essential oils can be beneficial for humans, but they can also be dangerous and even toxic for cats. That’s why it’s essential to know which essential oils are toxic for cats, so you can keep them safe from accidental poisoning. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the toxic essential oils for cats and how to keep them away from your furry friends.

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Flea & Tick Protection

How to Get Rid of Fleas on Cats – Safest Flea Treatments

by Lisa Porter on Apr 18 2023

When it comes to fleas on cats, it can be a real nightmare for cat owners. Fleas can cause serious health problems for cats, such as skin irritation, anemia, and even tapeworms. Therefore, it’s important to get rid of fleas quickly and safely. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments for fleas in cats that can help you manage the problem and keep your cat healthy and comfortable. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the safest flea treatments for cats, so you can keep your feline friend happy and flea-free.

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Dog Health

Hot Spots in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

by Lisa Porter on Apr 16 2023

Hot spots, also known as acute moist dermatitis, are painful and itchy skin lesions that commonly affect dogs. They can be caused by any number of things, ranging from allergies to insect bites or even skin infections. If your dog is showing signs of hot spots, it’s important to know what they are, what causes them, how to treat them, and how to prevent them in the future. Let’s take a closer look at hot spots on dogs.

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