When you own a dog, there are lots of things that you need to take into consideration. There are also lots of things that you need to be aware of. Dogs, like humans, can quickly get sick, and they can also quickly develop problems. Solving problems and finding solutions promptly will ensure that you can give your dog the happiest and healthiest life possible. One common problem that most dogs experience is itching and scratching. It can be upsetting and stressful to see your dog itching, so just what is the root cause of all of this?
The food and the diet that your dog consumes are important. To stay healthy, your dog needs a good balance of nutrients and vitamins daily. You can take your chances and decide what kind of diet is the best for your dog or you can take time out to research what is in the food you are giving to your furry friend. A lot of commercially produced or store-bought kibbles are often full of poor-quality ingredients. The poor-quality ingredients that are contained within kibbles do nothing good for your dog, and you have to ask if these could be causing your dog’s itchiness and scratching. Poor dry kibble or food can leave your dog with dry and itchy skin. It can be difficult to stop your dog from itching if it is caused by the food that it is consuming. So, start looking at their diet and try and rule out what they are eating before you begin to look at other things.
Fleas or Ticks
Do you regularly de-flea and de-tick your dogs? Flea infestations and ticks can leave your dog feeling itchy, scratchy, and irritable. One or two fleas on your dog’s coat and fur can soon become a larger problem, and this is why regular de-fleaing and tick removal sessions are essential for your dog. When you are checking your dog’s fur and coat for fleas, it is always important to look for signs of infestation, such as feces on your dog’s skin. Using a dog flea comb that is very fine and also using a non-medicated spray will help to eradicate fleas for your dog. Regular preventative action to keep fleas at bay, using treatments and flea collars will help to keep your dog flea-free and will help to ensure that itching is a thing of the past.
Dust and Other Irritants
Within your home, there are lots of things that can cause your dog to itch, such as dust that is naturally found on surfaces and even air fresheners. Lots of products that are created to make your home smell beautiful can be detrimental to your dog’s health and well-being. Some scented products can even cause your dog to have an allergic reaction. You must be mindful about what scented products (including diffusers) you have and use within your home, as these could be triggering allergies within your dog.