Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 2 years ago

Both my dogs scratching a lot?

At first my bigger dog started scratching and then a couple days later my smaller dog started scratching too. I took them to the vet and they told me my dogs didn t have fleas or ticks and that they don t know why they re scratching. What could it be?

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  • 2 years ago

    Contact with something in the environment that's causing an allergic reaction. Are they rolling on any chemical stuff? Like lawn treatment spray in the back or front yard?

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Find another vet. If no fleas or ticks, then its a food allergy.

  • 2 years ago

    the vet didn't say that. Vets don't drop a bomb and then just not treat or diagnose a dog. Vets certainly know how to find out what''s up with a dog. You didn't take the dog to a vet. Sorry there's too many pro's on this site to think this is a legit question. Take the dog to a vet and they will diagnose the issue and treat the dog

  • 2 years ago

    Allergies. if your vet didn't suggest checking anything else since the scratching was new, get a better vet.

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  • 2 years ago

    "Both my dogs scratching a lot?" And? "What could it be?" Who knows, could be numerous things, get a second or third opinion from another vet, perhaps a specialist, ie allergist/dermatologist, or a vet teaching college, without further investigation no one, including a vet, can render a diagnosis sight unseen, or do any further testing.

  • 2 years ago

    If all the vet really said was 'I don't know what's making them scratch', then find another vet.

    There are other things besides fleas that can make a dog itchy and every vet I have ever used would have explained what those things are and suggested tests or medication or some way to relieve the symptoms and find out what's wrong.

  • 2 years ago

    I do not believe a Vet would tell you he didn't know what it is. There are over a hundred skin problems on dogs & ONLY a Vet can figure out what it is. If your Vet truly didn't know what it is, he/she would have sent you to see a dog dermatologist.

    Lots of common sense reasons, start by eliminating known triggers & reasons.

    I googled your first statement & got this.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=At+first+my+bigger...

  • 2 years ago

    Do they have some airborne allergies or is there something in your house (like carpeting) that might annoy them?

  • sats
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Dry skin is very common. I give mine a fish oil capsule daily.

  • Ron
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Allergies, dry skin. Find another vet

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