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|09-21-2015, 06:30 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: South Africa
Scratching a lot
Felix doesn't have any fleas, no signs of eczema and yet he scratches a lot. i am from South Africa where it is still cold and he wears a jacket all the time. Could that be a reason? He is two years old.
|09-21-2015, 08:15 AM||#2|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Welcome to Yorkie Talk. Itchy skin can be caused by cold weather dryness, especially when we are heating our homes.
Lots of other potential causes too. We have a water quality problem here that is drying out our doggies and human hair.
Hair products -- maybe try a different shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you rinse out the shampoo really, really well. Sometimes it helps my Teddy to do a rinse with a little vinegar mixed in the water (do not get it in the eyes).
If the itching is severe, definitely check in with the vet. Sometimes itchy skin can be secondary to other health issues.
Kristin, Max and Teddy