There are many different reasons why a dog itches. Here is some information to help you better understand the reasons for your dog’s itchy skin and how to help counteract it.
If a dog’s skin is very dry and flaky this can cause them to itch. Indoor gas heating can dry the skin causing itching during the winter months. Hydration is a key factor in soothing the skin and allowing for less scratching. Regular 2 – 4 week Pooch Mobile hydrobaths in natural, hydrating solutions can help.
Irritation of other products, food or outside factors such as plants, grass etc. can cause a dog to itch. Just like humans, some dogs have a very sensitive stomach and need to be fed an all-natural diet. Your local Vet will be able to advise what food is most suitable for your pooch.
A true sensitive skin
Some dogs are born with a true sensitive skin and need to use products such as Lavender Aromacare to help soothe and calm the skin.
Your local Pooch Mobile operator can help select the right shampoo and Aromacare solutions for your dog’s skin. Speak with Pooch Mobile at your next appointment about our great range of shampoos, coat conditioners, deodorants and Aromacare solutions.
Here are some indicators that your dog may need medical treatment for their itch:
- Excessive licking, chewing, biting or scratching
- Excessive rolling, rubbing or scooting
- Foot chewing
- Hair loss
- Recurrent ear problems
- Changes in the skin, like sores or darkened color
- Redness of the skin
- Body odor
If your dog exhibits any of the signs listed above contact your veterinarian today.