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?
- Elaine MLv 72 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?
- OcimomLv 72 years ago
Find another vet. If no fleas or ticks, then its a food allergy.
- DobiegalLv 72 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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- GllntKnightLv 72 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.
- Karen LLv 72 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.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 72 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.
- RichardLv 72 years ago
Do they have some airborne allergies or is there something in your house (like carpeting) that might annoy them?
- satsLv 72 years ago
Dry skin is very common. I give mine a fish oil capsule daily.
- RonLv 72 years ago
Allergies, dry skin. Find another vet