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What causes my dog's itching?

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Posted on June 12 2018

The skin problems of dogs represent almost 25% of visits to the veterinarian. Know some of the most common problems that cause your dog's itching, and learn what you can do to keep your skin healthy.



Fleas
While flea bites cause irritation, dogs with a true flea allergy are hypersensitive. A bite may be enough to cause an itching attack. Fleas can be a challenge to handle, but remember that you can choose between necklaces, brushes, pipettes, ointments, tablets and anti-flea repellents.

Environmental allergy
Allergens can be breathed in, such as pollen or mites; Or it is absorbed directly through the skin, as sometimes happens with the grass. Atopy is a challenge that must be controlled. Consult your veterinarian since they are hairy they may need injections or medications to keep them healthy during the allergy season.

Food allergies
Food allergies are often triggered by a hypersensitivity reaction to a protein that the body mistakenly identifies as a threat. The guidance of the veterinarian is essential to identify a food allergy. The most advisable is to choose hypoallergenic foods , specially designed for the nutritional management of this type of allergy.

Sores
Other causes of itching on the skin are external parasites such as mites and bacterial infections. Wet dermatitis is often seen in dogs and can spread very quickly. If you detect any type of red sores, use ointment that can help in these situations and do not forget to contact your veterinarian.

Loss and dryness of the coat
You must be aware of the excessive loss of fur, dryness and a lot of dead hair. Dogs with dry skin or an opaque coat, for example, often improve with diets or supplements that contain optimized levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These are often derived from fish oil and play an important role in reducing inflammation.

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