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If my dog does not have fleas but yet still scratches what could be happening.?

I've bathe her but after awhile she'll start scratching especially in the hind area she looks like she is playing a
I don't like when she does this but I want her to stop scratching.

Any recommendations ladies?
Home remedies nothing too expensive.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2013 in Pets

Answers (13)
  • Could be dry skin. Check out some suggestions here. A few tablespoons of oil (flax or olive) a day, plus a raw egg once a week could do the trick.


    Answer by anng.atlanta at 3:00 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • she might have an allergy or more likely she has dry skin.
    Mine does it also and he is sensitive to the times when there is a high pollen count. The other one is not bothered at all.
    I use a spray (and there are many different kinds)
    Nature's Miracle ultra grooming spray... the one that says pro hydrate enzymes on the bottle

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:03 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • once you've ruled out the above
    and acknowledge dogs scratch, just like humans
    you may try training her
    i.e. i cannot stand to see my dog lick himself just because he can
    so every time i caught him doing it i sprayed him with a water bottle

    he does clean himself but now knows to stop after a minute or so

    Answer by feralxat at 4:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • One of my dogs does the same thing. It's caused by (at least for my dog it is) dry, irritated skin. I've been bathing him with a medicated shampoo (I switch between that and oatmeal shampoo which is also soothing) and I use conditioner for dogs. I like to use Pet Silk and Bio Groom, both brands smell amazing and make fur silky soft and moisturize dry skin. I've seen a dramatic lessening in scratching and dry skin doing this.

    Answer by Nos4 at 4:08 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • Could be a skin allergy or something.
    During this heat wave my dog has been scratching like crazy!

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 4:22 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • If you look at the ingredient list on your dog's food and the first ingredient is grain-based, like wheat middlings or corn, then your dog might have an allergy. Look for a food with a higher protein content and less grain, which is a filler that dogs don't always tolerate well.

    Answer by Ballad at 6:14 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • It could be that she had fleas at one point and is allergic and is still reacting to that bite. It could also be that she is allergic to something in her food or environment. IF she is being bathed to often that can cause dry skin and for her to be itchy.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 10:34 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • skin allergies,food allergies,dry skin,excessive bathing,

    Answer by liss05 at 11:05 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • I also say dry skin. My dog gets it really bad above her tail.

    Answer by Lobelia at 3:02 AM on Jul. 21, 2013

  • Very possibly dry skin, my dog needs more conditioner in summer and scalp massages.

    Answer by morebee7 at 5:36 AM on Jul. 21, 2013

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