Reasons Why Your Pet Might Itch

dog itching

Are your pet’s days punctuated by bouts of foot-flicking, ear-flapping scratching? If you’re uncomfortable listening to the constant chorus of claws making contact with skin, imagine how your cat or dog feels! At True Care Veterinary Hospital, we take pet itching seriously, and we’ll help you uncover the source of your pet’s problem so we can put a stop to all that itching.

Pets will scratch or sometimes bite at a spot on their body for a variety of reasons, including allergies, boredom, and bugs. Let’s take a look at a few of these.


How to Help Your Pet Stop Itching

Itchy cat scratching it's chin.

We all know the satisfied looks our pets get when they get scratches behind their ears, belly scratches, or even butt scratches from their humans. The scenario, as well as their facial expression, changes, though, when our pets do their own scratching. Common causes for itchy cats and dogs include dry skin, environmental allergies, or food sensitivities. More serious conditions like mange or parasites that cause itching can require medical treatment by a vet. Keep reading for some ways to combat itchiness in your pet.