In this article I would like to share with you some useful information about how to relieve itching in dogs. I have spent the last two years working in the dog supplements industry and I have noticed that out of all of the possible health conditions our dogs can develop itching and other skin disorders are probably the most common ones.
Itching and other skin problem problems is something that can affect dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes. While at the first glance itching might not seem like a huge problem, the fact is that uncontrolled itching can cause hair loss, it can damage the skin and it can lead to all different kinds of bacterial infections.
While itching is very common, no one is really sure what causes itching in the first place. You can spend hours doing research online, you can talk to hundreds of different dog owners, you can spend hundreds on consultations with your vets and you will still be confused about what causes itching. While there is no clear underlying cause of itching, after speaking to hundreds of dog owners who had dogs that have suffered from this condition it appears that itching in dogs is commonly caused by:
- Airbone allergens like pollen, which result in hay fever
- Food allergies
- Parasites such as ear mites or scabies
Now, at the first glance you might think that if the itching is caused by fleas or other parasites such as ear mites or scabies then the treatment should be relatively simple and this may be the case.
The solution to the problem is not as simple when your dog does not have fleas or parasites and when itching is caused by something else. When it itching is caused by an allergic reaction then the treatment is not as simple and straight forward.
You see, whenever your dog suffers from an allergic reaction histamines are released onto your dogs skin and histamines is the main cause of itching. If that is the case then you’ve got to figure out what triggers the allergic reaction in the first place and in order to figure this out you’ve got to start testing and experiment.
You want to start making small changes to your dog’s diet, you want to start removing certain types of foods, you want to start introducing anti-histamine supplement to your dogs diet in order to see whether your dog get better or not.