Your Pets Count

pet information that caters to your special friend

Calendar

July 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Your itchy dog

Friday, August 24, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

Allergies in dogs often produce itchy skin but allergies aren’t the only reason why a dog will constantly scratch. Veterinarians call itchy skin pruritus. Sometimes your vet will have a hard time figuring out the cause. Sometimes the itch can be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection.  An external parasite, hormonal disorder or immune system disorder can also be the cause. All this may seem confusing. pseudo mange is extremely itchy where regular mange may not be as itchy. Then we have flee bite dermatitis which is an allergy from the saliva of a parasite. When you bring your itchy dog to the veterinarian, expect that he or she will have to do some work to get to the root of the problem.

Remember, your pets count!

 

Please help us continue our postings by making a donation. Any amount will help us out and a portion of your donation will go towards animal rescue. Just click the donate button below. We would certainly appreciate it!

 



Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.