Why Is My Dog Itchy in the Winter?


If your dog is scratching a lot, there may be a problem.
Photos courtesy Katherine, Kansas City

Not long after the winter season’s first frost, comes the dry, itchy skin—for people and their dogs. Although it is possible for your dog to get fleas and mange in the winter, there are a variety of more common reasons your dog is scratching more than usual from December through March. It’s most likely that your dog is itchy in the winter because their skin dries out in the drier, colder air (like our own skin). Though you can’t slather moisturizing lotion on a thick coat of fur, there are other ways to help. Read on to learn why your dog often…

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Popular Questions About Bulldogs, Answered


Spaulding loves soccer, and he’ll play with anyone.
Photo by Kendra Zimmer

The wrinkled face and short nose is a well-known silhouette—the Bulldog has made his impression on the world. The goofy antics of the fourth most popular dog breed are sure to grab attention. Where did Bulldogs come from and how did this breed…

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Video: How to Clean Your Orvis Dog Bed

Dog owners know how important it is to have a quality dog bed for their four-legged family members. But if you’ve got an active, outdoors-loving pup, the dog bed can get pretty dirty. Luckily, Orvis beds are really easy to . . .

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Orvis Job Openings 12.28.20

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis Job Wall, where we update you periodically on the opportunities to be a part of the Orvis team. If you follow . . .

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#MomentofChill: Fall Friends

Today’s #MomentofChill is all about the joy in a relationship between a child and a dog. According to a research survey by the American Kennel Club, growing up with a dog benefits a child in many ways. . . .

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#MomentofChill: First Snow

Today’s #MomentofChill video comes from Trey Mullen of One Reel Media House, and it features two gorgeous pups experiencing their first snow. They don’t know why, but it feels like home. . . .

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When Will My Dog Stop Growing?

Like people, dogs grow on their own schedules. Each dog’s schedule is determined by his genetics, health, and nutrition. A pup destined to be small might be done at 6 months, while a large dog might grow for two years. And some dog parts grow (or regrow) throughout…

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How a Dog Crate Helps with Potty Training and More

When left out on their own, puppies can get in a lot of trouble. These unsupervised moments allow the puppy to chew on clothing and furniture or to have an accident inside. Unfortunately, when our pup gets into this kind of . . .

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