Why Is My Dog Itchy in the Winter?

By: Orvis Staff
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. Usually, your best friend is itchy in the winter for the exact same reasons you are, and the soothing fixes are similar. 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 scratches through the winter months, and how you can minimize her discomfort.


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Why Can’t My Dog Get Comfortable Lying Down?

By: Orvis Staff
Photos courtesy  Orvis.com

One of the coziest sights is a dog curled up in his dog bed, or comfy on the couch fast asleep. But what about when your dog can’t get comfortable lying down? Dogs circling before they lie down is normal, but if you notice your dog struggling to get comfortable, lying in an unusual position, or getting up and down frequently, it could be a sign of something amiss—from easy-fix issues to serious health problems. Here are the most common reasons dogs have difficulty lying down and getting comfortable, and what you can do to help:


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What to Put in Your Puppy’s Crate at Night

By: Orvis Staff

Tempted to toss a pile of adorable plush toys into your puppy’s crate to keep her company at night? Perhaps a bolstered dog bed will cradle her in comfort. You love your new little peanut after all, and want her to feel happy and secure within the confines of her new human family. But how safe are her toys and bedding? You can’t watch her all night long....
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Why Do Dogs Sleep So Much?

By: Amber Roberts

Photo by Sabine, Marina del Rey

Your dog loves hiking, playing fetch, and sniffing out the newest scents around the neighborhood, but there is one activity he spends more time doing than any other: sleeping. An adult dog sleeps an
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How Can I Get My Dog to Sleep in Her Bed?

By: Amber Roberts

You and your dog might sleep better in separate beds.
Photo by Orvis reviewer gretab
Does your dog sleep in bed with you? You’re not alone; we’re guilty of allowing our dogs to sleep in our beds, too. In fact, over 40% of dog owners allow their dog in bed. While it is enjoyable to . . .
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Tell Us Your Vintage Dog Nest Story

Who out there has a wonderful vintage Orvis Dog Nest with a great story behind it? If it's you, we want to hear from you. . . .
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Enter to Win a $500 Orvis Gift Card!

Spring has sprung here in Vermont. . .finally! We're celebrating by giving away a $500 Orvis gift card to one random reader of the Orvis Dogs blog. Here’s how the contest works: . . .
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Dog Bed Sale: 20% Off 13 Different Models!

The Dream Lounger Memory Foam Dog Bed is just one the models on sale now. Photo via orvis.com
As regular readers of the Orvis Dogs blog know, we rarely feature our products here—that's not what this blog is for—but when there's a special sale, I consider it a public service to point. . .
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