When your dog’s got itchy skin, it’s safe safe to assume it’s fleas, right? Nope. Here’s how to suss out the source of the scratching.
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Based on your dog’s constant scratching, you may be wondering whether you should have named him Itchy or Scratchy. And, of course, you’re also wondering what’s causing this and how you can help. But don’t reach for that flea medication just yet. While fleas are one possibility, veterinarians say there are many reasons that your dog could have itchy skin, and the wrong diagnosis and treatment could make things worse. These are the signs and symptoms you need to know in order to truly help your fur baby feel better.