Dog Scratching: Tips to Stop the Itch 0

From time to time, dogs may develop skin problems which lead to chronic itching.  This can lead to much discomfort for your pet.  You may also notice your pet has a loss of appetite.

When your dog has a constant itch, there are a few things you can do to relieve the itch.  If the scratching continues despite all these measures, you may want to visit the veterinarian.

Tip #1.  Take a look at what you are feeding your dog.  If the dog food contains lots of filler (corn) you may want to switch to a higher quality dog food with a higher amount of protein.

Tip#2.  Vitamin E.  You may want to pick up some VCitamin E capsules at your local pet store along with a pill feeder made by Greenies for ease in giving the pill to your dog.  Vitamin E is good for the coat and skin.

Tip#3.  Have your dog groomed with medicated shampoo on a regular basis such as every six weeks.

Sometimes, just a change in higher quality dog food can solve the problem.  The other good news about higher quality dog food is there is less waste and your dog will eat less.

Stop by The Mercantile for solutions to your pet’s problems.

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