Rid your dog of itchingItching in dogs is one of the top three reasons to visit the vet*. You can recognize the signs of skin problems and treat them so your dog can remain as full of life as you know him to be.
Look for signs of skin problems
Is he just scratching or is it something more serious?? Take our simple online test and find out if your dog is showing signs of itching.
Recognize the signs of an itch that needs treatment
All dogs love a good scratch, but how do you know if it's a sign of a skin problem?? It could be a health problem caused by fleas and other parasites, bacterial and fungal infections, or food and environmental allergies. Or it is just the normal scratching…
You know your pet better than anyone. However, if you notice or recognize one or more of the following symptoms, be sure to visit your veterinarian for advice on possible treatment options.
– Regular licking, chewing, rubbing, biting or scratching the same part of the body or rolling around on the floor – Redness, darkening and thickening skin, sores, scabs or scratch marks – Hair loss, bald patches or thinning of the coat due to itching – Frequent rubbing of the face, paws, sides of the body or belly – Reduced play, eating, sleeping or restriction of other activities due to itching
What to do next?
If you notice one or more of these signs and want to be sure, you should contact your veterinarian for a complete examination. Together, you can help your dog live a happy life without itching. Don't forget to take our simple online test beforehand.
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