Why won't my dog stop scratching?

asked 2017-04-06 20:54:26 -0600

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Fleas or Allergy. If he does not have fleas then allergies makes them itch and itch!

JoAnne G.'s profile image JoAnne G.  ( 2017-04-15 14:14:00 -0600 ) edit

Scratching can be a huge problem and difficult to control and/or find a cause. I would start by getting your dog on a flea prevention right away, if not already. Then a visit to the vet to determine whether its the food, allergies or fleas. They will get a plan going as well as relieve your dog asap

Nicole O.'s profile image Nicole O.  ( 2017-05-18 13:57:57 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2017-05-18 13:50:29 -0600

If your dog is frequently scratching, you may suspect a problem with fleas. But fleas are far from the only cause of skin irritations and itches. Insect bites and stings are fairly common on dogs. Some cause minimal to no symptoms, while others can cause a life threatening allergic reaction.

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answered 2017-05-18 20:32:39 -0600

Constant itching is usually a sign of allergies. A trip to the vet is recommended. Additionally, a mix of 1/2 water & 1/2 apple cider vinegar applied from a spray bottle may help.

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