What To Look For When Your Puppy Is Always Itching Or Scratching Itself
There are a number of reasons why a dog may scratch on itself. Histamine release is the main reason why a pet itches. Sometimes the annoyance of a reoccurring insect bite can also cause a dog to scratch itself. Knowing what to look for if your dog is always itchy will help. Some dogs can get fleas, tick, mange, ear mites, and ear infections. Poor diets or diets lacking adequate Omega-3 fatty acids may also contribute to dry skin. If there are no obvious parasites, tests can help identify the cause of itching. If the itching is due to a parasite, medications will be prescribed to kill off the intruders. Using preventative medications to protect your dog from scratching due to an infestation can help keep them from scratching themselves. Omega-4 fatty acids from fish oil along with probiotics are good supplements to add to a dog's diet to help keep their skin healthy. . . .