If your dog has itchy skin it will scratch excessively which is not normal.
If you observe your dog scratching itself more than is normal, he or she may have an itchy rash which, besides being uncomfortable and painful to your dog, can result in hair loss from the constant scratching. There can be many causes for your dog’s incessant scratching, including parasites, allergens and skin infections.
Parasites cause a dog to have itchy skin by attaching themselves to your dog’s skin where they cause annoying itching and discomfort. Some of the most common parasites are fleas, ticks, lice, mange (scabies and mites), and ringworm. If your dog has fleas, you’ll notice persistent biting, nibbling or scratching at different areas of its skin. Lice are much less common than fleas, so you’ll need to check closely to determine which one your pet is suffering from. And dogs often don’t show outward signs of ticks so you’ll need to closely inspect his fur, especially if he has free run of your yard or if you’ve been out for a walk in the woods.
Allergies can also cause relentless itching, and the process of determining exactly what your dog is allergic to can be difficult. Fleas are the most common culprit. Most dogs with fleas will scratch to some extent, but a dog with a flea allergy will be miserable after only one flea bite. Other common allergies are caused by seasonal pollens, molds, and insects. Non-seasonal allergens such as house dust and house dust mites can also cause persistent itching and scratching.
Chemicals can also cause a dog to have itchy skin. Chemicals in cleaning products or other household items can be potentially dangerous or even deadly to your dog. Some common household products that can cause allergies are carpet cleaners and deodorizers, fertilizers, polishes and cleansers, dishwashing detergents, disinfectants, and soaps, shampoos or petroleum-based products. If you happen to have a particularly curious dog, keep most man-made products in a place where your dog can’t find them.
Skin Infections can also be the cause of excessive scratching. Your dog may have a reaction to a certain skin disease or may possibly be suffering from a combination of several different skin conditions. A major cause of skin disease is bacterial infection. When a dog’s immune system is lowered due to stress, illness or allergies, it can result in excessive scratching. Bacterial infections will resemble small round bumps on the skin.
One of the best solutions I’ve found to control my dog’s itching whenever he catches fleas or parasites is Pet Solutions RX. This is a veterinarian approved 100% natural solution for the relief and management of a host of animal ailments. Pet Solutions RX is recommended for use on all animals and on all parts of the body, including sensitive ears, eyes, mouth and genitalia. It’s safe for nursing mothers and their babies too. You’ll notice significant improvement generally within 24 hours of first use.
Pet Solutions Rx is a natural, non-toxic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal agent that promotes rapid healing. Essentially, it’s an all-inclusive “first aid” in a bottle. It can quickly be used to reduce bleeding of minor wounds, and decrease pain, swelling and itching. Pet Solutions Rx promotes rapid healing and helps to minimize scarring. Best of all, it works to reduce pain and itching even though it doesn’t sting when applied. It softens, deodorizes and moisturizes your dog’s skin and hair coat. It also works great to deodorize and sanitize bedding, grooming tools, bowls, and cages.
Pet Solutions Rx is effective in treating: ear mites, flea dermatitis, and flea infestation as well as many more dog problems such as abrasions, abscesses, bad breath, bee stings, burns, cuts, ear infections, gangrene, gingivitis, hives, hot spots, insect bites, mange, mouth sores, ringworm, surgical incisions, and thrush. When your dog has itchy skin it will be grateful for any treatment you give that takes away the itch.