How To Relieve itching in Dogs from fleas

How To Relieve itching in Dogs from fleas

The fact is that our dogs can develop a wide range of health conditions and in this article I would like to focus on one of them. Specifically I want to talk with you about why some dogs cannot stop itching and what you can do about it.

Itching and scratching is something that can affect all dogs. It does not matter whether you've got a German Shepherd or a Pomerian Puppy. It does not matter whether your dog is eight weeks old or thirteen years old - itching is something that can affect dogs of all ages, breeds or sizes. Before I'll share with you some tips on what you can do to relieve itching I first of all would like to share with you some useful information about what causes itching in the first place.


I have spent the last two years working in the dog food industry and I have noticed that itching and other skin disorders are probably the most common dog health problems, but interestingly enough no one is really sure what causes itching and scratching in the first place. There is no one, clear underlying cause of itching, but the condition is often caused by things such as airborne allergens like pollen, food allergies, fleas and parasites such as ear mites or scabies.
Now, at this point a lot of people might think that the solution to itching problems should be relatively simple. One could grab some over the counter shampoos or even ask a veterian to prescribe some medications and the problem should be solved in a relatively short period of time, but the fact is that if your dog's itching problem is caused by an allergic reaction that the solution is not as simple as you thought it would be.
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Whenever a dog suffers from an allergic reaction, no matter whether it's triggered by airbone allergens like pollen or if it is triggered by a certain type of food, your dog's immune system releases histamines. Histamines are usually release onto the dogs skin and this is what causes your dog to itch.
If you want your dog to stop itching then you've got to figure out what triggers histamine release in the first place. If your dog is allergic to a certain type of food then you could try an elimination diet where for a short period of time you would eliminate certain types of foods from your dogs diet to see if he gets better.
In addition to this, you should also look into pre-biotic dog supplements. They help to increase the number of friendly bacteria in the gut, which in effect allows the dog to break down nutrients faster. This helps to minimise the risk of allergic reactions that are triggered by certain types of foods.


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