Healthcare - For Dogs and CatsThere are so many different conditions that can cause your pet to itch that entire books have been written on the subject. In general though, the main causes of itching in your pet are allergies of some description. Many of us pet owners get really amazed to see our dogs scratching away to glory in spite of the fact that there is not a single flea on its body! This is one thing that most dog owners will know. Many a time, dogs just keep on scratching their skin although they do not have fleas or any other parasites. This is one thing that all dog owners have to be careful about. Continuous itching without any reason might have larger health implications.This incessant itching can highly be an early symptom of dermatitis.
Food allergies can make your dog itch badly. His skin will exhibit red bumpy patches, particularly around the stomach, the feet, the legs and ears. He may even suffer with vomiting and diarrhea. The only way to find out what food your dog is allergic to is to put him on an exclusion diet. Our vet will be able to help you with this and will suggest the best way of doing it.
As for the treatments of Dermatitis, you must consult your dog's vet. There are multiple treatments available but you have to choose one that suits your dog's breed and age, so it is best to go for whatever your dog's vet suggests.
Frequent bathing and shampooing your dog can strip the essential natural oils from your pet skin. Although we all want a clean dog, regular bathing is generally unnecessary. Instead, switch to an all-natural shampoo and a less frequent bathing schedule and consider using a cream rinse or conditioner. Better yet, substitute regular brushing to help your dog stay clean and it will also stimulate the oil production in their skin.
Once you have your dog's itchy skin under control, keep up a regular schedule of grooming. Combing the coat encourages the production and distribution of the dog's natural oils and provides protection from future bouts of itchy skin.
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