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Dog itching and scratching

Post by Abdulla on 15th February 2014, 4:13 pm

The actual medical term used by veterinarians for dog itching and scratching is pruritus. Itchy skin in dogs usually isn’t cause for alarm, but if it becomes excessive it could be a symptom of a more serious condition. There are a number of different skin problems in dogs that could be the source of the itchiness. If a dog’s dog itching and scratching itching is causing other skin problems to develop such as inflammation and reddening of the skin, skin lesions and loss of hair, or you notice the animal licking or biting at his paws, then the dog should be taken to a veterinarian for an examination as these are all symptoms of a more serious skin condition. If left untreated, the dog’s itching and scratching can also lead to skin infections. Even though any breed of dog can develop pruritus, westies, poodles, golden retrievers and cocker spaniels seem to have a higher number of incidences than other dog breeds.


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