When our pets live in our homes as most do, and if they sleep in our beds, we know when they are licking and scratching!
The question is: should I be concerned? To help you determine if you need to bring Fido in for an exam, let’s look at:
- How long does he scratch?
- Is the skin red, inflamed or scabbed over?
Sometimes it can be from the food you are feeding causing an allergy to it. Another cause for concern is a flea bite causing an allergic reaction. Both of these cause so much itching and then scratching, that infections of the skin can occur. These need a visit to Dr. Flanders for an exam and treatment of the itching.
Easy ways to avoid problems from scratching include: good grooming, bathing and brushing, proper parasite control to inhibit flea infestations and feeding a high quality food.
Remember the best medicine is a good preventative plan!