How can you prevent your dog from itching and scratching in the future?

Preventing itchiness from coming back requires a proper diagnosis and treatment plan from your vet. Since itching and scratching can be caused by a number of different things, preventative approaches are only effective after you have determined the underlying cause. Once you have determined what’s causing the itchiness, look for new signs of itching and […]

When should you see a vet about your dog’s itching or scratching?

Itching, scratching, chewing and licking can be normal behaviors for a dog, but there’s a point when it can become compulsive. If you want to determine the underlying cause of the itchiness, or if you notice any of these signs below, it’s time to see your veterinarian:  When the behavior is excessive and prolonged When […]

How to treat an itchy dog with home remedies

Depending on the cause of your dog’s itchiness, your vet will determine the right treatment and recovery plan. Without knowing the source of the problem, any over the counter treatments or home remedies will only help alleviate the symptoms and not resolve the issue. Some things you can do to in the meantime to make […]

Possible causes of why your dog is itching and scratching so much

Just like with people, there are many things that could be causing the itchiness and scratching, so try to pay close attention to their skin for any signs of self trauma or irritation, including hot spots, hair loss, matting, discharge, crusting or scabs. Where on the body are they scratching? Check the area for wounds, […]

What is compulsive itching, scratching and chewing in dogs?

Itching, scratching, chewing and licking (there’s usually a combination of all the above) can be normal behaviors for a dog, but there’s a point when it can become compulsive. No matter how frequent or severe the itching and scratching is, it’s a sign of discomfort in your dog – other signs of being itchy and […]