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May 08, 2016 1 Comment
5 Ways to Stop Your Doggie From Scratching and Itching – And Driving You Both Crazy!
One of the ironic things about bichon frises, is that while a Bichon is hypoallergenic to humans, they suffer their own skin allergies tremendously.
Wrigley can scratch and bite himself until we stop him. Almost every night, he wears an air collar when he goes to bed, so he doesn’t scratch himself all night. The healing collar relaxes him and he goes to sleep almost instantly. We have tried lots of remedies to help Wrigley stop itching.
However, we recommend that you take your dog to your veterinarian before trying any treatments. Itching and scratching is the number two reason pets visit the veterinarian (stomach problems are #1).
There are three main reasons why dogs scratch and itch – fleas and ticks (discussed in April), skin allergies from pollen, grass or dust, or food allergies. While you and I might have symptoms such as a runny nose or sneezing from allergies, pets unfortunately exhibit symptoms such as scratching and itching. Here are a few solutions to stop common itching problems:
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