Allergies might be the reason your itchy dog scratches so much
Does your dog constantly lick, scratch, rub, and bite the same areas over and over again? These could be signs of atopic or allergic dermatitis, which are chronic skin conditions associated with allergies. These conditions are very similar to eczema and can cause your dog’s skin to become red and inflamed. It’s important to seek medical treatment to determine the underlying cause, so your furry friend can get relief that lasts.
Allergies and dogs
Just like people, dogs can be allergic to common substances in the environment, such as grass and tree pollen, mold, and dust mites. Dogs may also be allergic to fleas, carpets, insecticides, and even ingredients in shampoos. These allergens trigger itch, and depending on what is causing the allergy, your dog may suffer seasonally—or all year round.
To get relief from allergic itch, your dog may scratch, lick, chew, or bite, which unfortunately can make things worse and even lead to skin infection or a rash. If you notice your dog is itchy, it is important to make an appointment with your veterinarian and get it checked out.