The many causes of itching and scratching in dogs are explained.

Discover home remedies to stop dogs itching and scratching incessantly
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Itchy dogs scratch. They also lick themselves excessively, bite and chew at their flanks or extremities, rub against furniture, run their faces or shoulders along the carpet, scoot on their bottoms, or roll in the grass. They may lose hair or develop secondary infections from the damage they do to their skin.
There are really six main reasons why dogs and cats will itch and scratch
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1. "}">Allergic skin disease. This is perhaps the most common cause of chronic or seasonal itchiness in pets. The typical cycle in both dogs and cats goes like this: in response to an allergen that’s been inhaled, absorbed, contacted, injected (by an insect, for example), or eaten, pets can display skin symptoms such as rashes, scabs, pustules, ear infections, backside rubbing, and just plain scratching — sometimes in one location, sometimes all over. And "}">itchiness, as we all know, begets skin trauma, inflammation, and infection. The first step is to diagnose your dog's itching, scratching and chewing as a skin allergy problem
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Flea bites are a common cause for a dog’s itchy skin. Flea saliva gets under the dog’s skin, which causes the itching, scratching and inflammation, according to Stop Dog Itching. Some dogs are allergic to fleabites and this will make the itching worse than normal. Commercial products found in retail stores for the relief of itching...Canine Atopy and food allergies are not visually distinguishable because the signs of both diseases are the same. The most common sign of the conditions is constant itching, scratching and licking. Dogs will often rub on objects. The degree of discomfort the pet undergoes is partly dependent on its temperament. High strung breeds and very active pets do severe damage to their skin. The face, lumbar area at the base of the tail () ears and paws show the most damage. In severe cases the skin of the whole body is inflamed and covered in crusts while the hair coat is thin and broken. In mild cases the pets only lick these areas, discoloring light hair coats with salivary stain. When fleas are the problem, small pepper-like granules are present over the neck or in the dorsolumbar area. These specks of digested blood or flea dirt will “bleed” a rust-colored trail if moved to white tissue paper and wetted with water. Petnat DERMACTON, steroid-free natural anti-itch cream for all skin irritations and itchy dogs. Quickly calms itchy irritated skin and stops dogs itching, licking and scratching 100% ALL Natural ingredients.6. CHILLAX! If your dog is licking and scratching all night long keeping the both of your up, give him a few drops of . Your dog may be working himself into a frenzy and the scratching becomes a nervous habit. Sleepytime Tonic won’t cure the itchy skin, but it WILL relax and calm the both of you so you can both get some much needed sleep! If you think your dog’s scratching is all in her mind, here are a couple of articles you may want to read. Your dog’s constant scratching could be a habit and Is your dog’s scratching all in his mind?