Getting Rid of Fleas on Dogs

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How can you stop dog itching? The constant scratching is painful for your dog, as well as annoying to the
both of you. To stop your dog's itching, you need to first figure out the cause, and that can take a lot of
time. Your dog needs help with the itching now!

These are some of the most common causes dog itching:


Diagnosing a flea infestation is fairly straight forward and obvious, but one that needs to be
considered and inspected for first. A quick visual inspection of your dogs skin should eliminate
or identify this as the culprit. If fleas are identified, there are a number of over the counter flea
medications and baths that will eliminate fleas from your dog.


Mange is a skin disease that is caused by microscopic mites that come to make a home in your
dog's skin. These little mites can cause very severe itching and hair loss as well.

To properly diagnose mange, a skin scraping and inspection under a microscope will be needed.
If it is determined that mange is your dog's itching problem, then your vet can prescribe a
medication or you can try some safer alternatives such as human grade supplements that have
shown results in this area.


Psychological issues can be and most often are the hardest to properly diagnose and treat.
Primarily these issues have to do with some sort of anxiety that is plagueing your dog. If you
have reled out any of the other causes, there are products available out there to promote calming
in pets that may help alleviate anxieties in your dog.

The conditions below account for the vast majority of dog itching causes and can often be treated
the easiest as well.


Deficiencies with nutrition will undoubtedly cause dry, itchy skin in your dog. As hard as it may
be to believe, most commercial dog foods do not contain all of the nutritional requirements that
your dog needs to maintain optimum health.
There is a lot more effort put into the taste and marketing of dog food than in actually creating a
quality dog food with the optimal dietary requirements for your dog.


There are many different factors that can cause allergies in your dog. As in humans, dogs can be
allergic to some of the same items that we are such as dust, mold and pollen.

I know it will be next to impossible to eliminate airborne substances, but there are some things
you can do to minimize their exposure. You can use hypoallergenic air filters in the house as
well as minimize there outside exposure during peak allergy seasons. Or even simpler, there have
been case studies that have shown a quality dog vitamin has been somewhat effective in reducing
allergy symptoms by way of boosting the immune system.

Probably the most common and often overlooked causes of dog allergies is directly related to the
dog food they consume. Just as in our case, food allergies are very prevalent in dogs as well.
This could potentially be solved as easily as changing your dog's food.

As most vets and dog health professionals agree, the first and foremost thing to be considered is
the proper diet and nutrition of your dog.

Providing high quality dog foods containing plenty of good sources of protein, and that are low
in meat by products and grains will ensure that your dog has a boosted immune system and
healthy digestive system.

Supplementing your dogs diet with a quality dog vitamin will ensure that your dog will have the
optimum dietary requirements to maintain a healthy immune defense against allergies and a
whole host of other ailments as well.

Author has been a dog groomer and/or veterinarian tech for over 15 years. In those years author
has seen more than one dog itching no fleas. Author created her website to help educate pet
owners about the importance of properly diagnosing and treating dog itching related problems as
well as stressing the importance of proper dog nutrition. Go over to getting rid of fleas on dogs
now to read more.