Itching and Scratching en dogs

Itching, unusual tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin that leads to a desire for scratching that part

Dog Bo
Bo
Bo, my male dog german shepherd, have itching and scratching, loss of hair, and scratches in the ears
I'm sorry to hear about Bo, I have seen how miserable they can be with skin issues. German Shepherds unfortunately are a breed prone to skin issues so if this is the case he will definitely need to see a vet for treatment and/or diagnostic testing. If it is just one spot them it may just be a case of moist pyoderma or a 'hot spot'. Whilst very sore and itchy to the patient, it is quite treatable. he may well need a course or antibiotics and probably some pain relief so I would get him to a vet soon to make him more comfortable. Good luck.
Veterinarian Melissa  Matthews
Axminster , Devon
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Dog Flo
Flo
Flo, my female dog westie, have scratches in the ears, cough, and itching and scratching
Good morning! First of all, I don't know if Flo has been dewormed and deloused correctly. Vomiting and diarrhea in a rescue dog might be caused by this problem and may not have anything to do with the food. On the other hand, even if you don't see fleas, she might have had an alergic reaction caused by previous food. I can only recommend you to go to your vet again or to a different one if you need a second opinion. She needs some more tests like X-ray and blood tests to rule out any other disease caused by a virus or a foreign object. Good luck! I hope Flo gets better soon :) Best
Veterinarian Natalia Sánchez Díaz-Mayordomo
Madrid, Madrid
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Dog Floyd
Floyd
Floyd, my male dog bullmastif, has excessive thirst, itching and scratching, and loss of skin
Hi. He could have picked up a skin irritation. If he was stressed in kennels. This could account for the facial skin inflammation if he was rubbing his face along the bars and too stressed to drink adequately there so is feeling better at home and drinking. However with skin, it can become very complicated very quickly so a visit to the vet is warranted to see what's happening. If he has picked up a skin parasite e.g. demodex, a burrowing mite, that causes alopecia, then it needs treatment immediately.
Veterinarian Melissa  Matthews
Axminster , Devon
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Dog Floyd
Floyd
Floyd, my male dog bullmastif, has excessive thirst, itching and scratching, and loss of skin
Hi, glad I could help. It sounds as though Floyd suffers with separation anxiety. This unfortunately is not a quick fix and will take some time and perseverance from you and others in the household to help him with. Start with anti anxiety remedies, I highly recommend adaptil diffuser in the area he is most and leave it on full power for about a week. Then you need to start leaving him for short periods of time. Gradually getting longer, until he understands that he will not be left and you will be coming back. If you are able to ask advice from a behaviourist that's will also be very helpful. Good look
Veterinarian Melissa  Matthews
Axminster , Devon
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Dog Misty
Misty
Misty, my female dog lurcher, has itching and scratching
Usually systemic antibiotic will help more than a topical treatment. there is a spray called "Cortavance" which can help greatly with the inflammation - you will need to get it from your vet.
Veterinarian David Elbeze
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Dog Lilly
Lilly
Lilly, my female dog staffy, has itching and scratching
Hello. Whilst there are many causes of irritation in dog skin, allergy is the commonest, and in a young dog especially so. With these signs I would be very suspicious of flea allergy, which is common. Dogs with flea allergy often have no signs of fleas, as the constant scratching and nibbling will remove them, but not fast enough to solve the problem. Flea control with a good quality flea control treatment from your vet is very important. If the skin is becoming very sore though you may need to get her examined so she can have some antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment to stop her making the problem worse.
Veterinarian David Scarff
Norwich, Norfolk
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Dog Remi
Remi
Remi, my male dog mixed with dachshund, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
Hi, Rushes in the armpit can be due to many problems, fundamentally allergic. The most common causes are food and environmental allergies. He might have a bacretial infection. To make sure of what the problem is, take him to the vet. Thay will perform some tests to see if he has parasites or an infection and to deicide the best treatment. Kind regards.
Veterinarian Irene Silvan
Bozeman, Montana
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Dog Chevy
Chevy
Chevy, my male dog jack russell terrier, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
Hello, the jack russell is a very active breed used in the past for small game hunting, which makes this earth digging behavior common. However, if it's very repetitive and obsessive could be a sign of stress and lack of stimulus; the scratching itself could be also the result of this. Nevertheless, any organic cause should be ruled out, i.e. skin problems, parasites (flea infestations usually cause damage in the area where Chevy scratches) etc. This is why I would recommend taking Chevy to his vet for a general examination and do the necessary tests. Besides, it is important to worm him periodically outside and inside to avoid parasite issues like fleas. Kind Regards
Veterinarian Borja Ros Villanueva
Santiago de Compostela, Coruña, A
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Dog Maggie
Maggie
Maggie, my female dog yorkshire terrier, has itching and scratching
Hello! It seems to be an infection of anal glands (sacs). This infection is often reoccurring, and mostly reserved for small breeds, even though large breeds can be affected too. Once infection happens, take your dog to a vet to drain the fluid out of anal glands. When it happens more than three times in a row and in a short time, veterinarians often suggest to empty it surgically, to prevent it from happening again in the future, as it is a very annoying process for the dog. However, it could be a different type of lump. Lumps could be tumors or abscesses. Most abscesses get broken when they reach a certain size. If they continue to grow, there is possibility it could be a tumor. To make sure what is it about, you should take your dog to see a veterinarian, in order to explore the lump and perform the appropriate tests. All the best for you and Maggie. Note: This is an automatic answer provided by artificial intelligence previously reviewed by our veterinarians. In case of urgency, we recommend you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
San Francisco, California
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Dog Diana
Diana
Diana, my female dog mixed with chihuahua, has itching and scratching
Hello! Dermatological problems can have many causes. Therefore, it is essential to perform a comprehensive diagnostic protocol, starting with simple and low-cost diagnostic tests that will allow to rule out the most common causes. Later on, it may be necessary to resort to more complex and specific tests to rule out allergies, autoimmune diseases, hormonal pathologies, etc. The protocol should generally include: - External deworming: to rule out ectoparasites such as fleas, lice, etc. - Trichogram: consists of taking samples of some hairs around the lesions to observe them under a microscope. - Skin scraping in the area of ​​injury: it allows to discard bacterial infections and some parasitosis. - Woods lamp: it allows to discard fungal problems, since fungal infections can cause hair loss, which are usually presented as rounded and scattered bald areas. - Blood tests: is used for problems such as scabies and to assess the general condition of the animal if there would exist systemic diseases. - Allergy tests: to rule out allergic reactions to pollen and other common allergens. - Elimination diet: food allergies are very common and generate hair loss. It is based on applying a hypoallergenic diet for a few weeks to see if it is connected with the symptoms or not. It can be done while doing other tests to rule out all other possible causes. - Specific tests against other causes. This should be assessed by your veterinarian after ruling out the causes mentioned above. On the other hand, treatment with corticosteroids to reduce itching or baths with shampoos + antibiotics may be necessary to eliminate skin infections. Even though your dog was already given the antibiotics, if the infection is back, it needed to be treated again. Visit your vet or search for another one to ask for second opinion, in order to find the cause and apply the right treatment. All the best for you and Diana. Note: This is an automatic answer provided by artificial intelligence previously reviewed by our veterinarians. In case of urgency, we recommend you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
San Francisco, California
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Dog Jolie
Jolie
Jolie, my female dog mixed with labrador retriever, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
¡Hola! Los problemas dermatológicos pueden deberse a varios factores como que presenten un componente alérgico, hongos, bacterias o por algún agentes externo, etc. Por ello, es fundamental acudir a un veterinario para realizar algunas pruebas diagnósticas sencillas y de bajo coste que permiten descartar las causas más comunes; posteriormente, si no se da con el problema, puede ser necesario recurrir a pruebas más complejas y concretas. Por lo general, el protocolo debe incluir: - Desparasitación externa - Tricograma - Raspado cutáneo en la zona de lesión - Lámpara de Woods - Análisis de sangre - Pruebas de alergias Por otro lado, un tratamiento con corticoides para reducir el picor o bien baños con champús+antibióticos pueden ser necesarios para eliminar infecciones cutáneas. Esto puede que tan sólo valga para aliviar los síntomas y puede que no los solucione, por lo que recomendamos visitar al veterinario pues habría que averiguar lo que provoca ese picor. Saber si la causa es un componente alérgico o se trata de algún problema hormonal o nervioso, parásitos, hongos o pulgas. Dependiendo de la causa, el tratamiento es diferente. Aviso: esta es una respuesta automática del sistema de inteligencia artificial revisada por nuestros veterinarios. En caso de gravedad, te recomendamos que contactes cuanto antes con tu veterinario.
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
San Francisco, California
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Dog Chubby
Chubby
Chubby, my male dog pug, has loss of hair and itching and scratching
Hello! Dermatological problems can have many causes. Therefore, it is essential to perform a comprehensive diagnostic protocol, starting with simple and low-cost diagnostic tests that will allow to rule out the most common causes. Later on, it may be necessary to resort to more complex and specific tests to rule out allergies, autoimmune diseases, hormonal pathologies, etc. The protocol should generally include: - External deworming - Trichogram: observing skin samples under a microscope. - Skin scraping in the area of ​​injury - Woods lamp: it allows to discard fungal problems - Blood tests - Allergy tests - Elimination diet - Specific tests against other causes. This should be assessed by your veterinarian after ruling out the causes mentioned above. On the other hand, treatment with corticosteroids to reduce itching or baths with shampoos + antibiotics may be necessary to eliminate skin infections. But for those treatments you should visit your vet in order to find a cause and afterwards follow vet instructions for possible specific treatments. Keep him from scratching, licking or rubbing the irritated area, and as soon as you can take him to the vet. All the best for you and Chubby. Note: This is an automatic answer provided by artificial intelligence previously reviewed by our veterinarians. In case of urgency, we recommend you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
San Francisco, California
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Dog Chloe
Chloe
I have doubts about the behavior of Chloe, my female dog mixed with maltese
Hello! You should take Chloe to the vet for a general examination and an auscultation. Itching and scratching appears often due some dermatological problem. Therefore, it is essential to perform a comprehensive diagnostic protocol, starting with simple and low-cost diagnostic tests that will allow to rule out the most common causes. Later on, it may be necessary to resort to more complex and specific tests to rule out allergies, autoimmune diseases, hormonal pathologies, etc. Probably with an antibiotic treatment for a few days your dog will get better, but your veterinarian should examine your dog and decide the treatment. All the best,
Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
San Francisco, California
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