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Old October 14th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Dixie Dixie is offline
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Dog biting and scratching back

My dog is having this problem with biting and scratching his back. He does this until he bleeds and then scabs. I have noticed that he mostly does it after jumping up on something like the bed or couch. Please help us. P.S. his skin is not flaking like dandruff it is just reddish.
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Old October 14th, 2004, 04:47 PM
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dog biting

Sounds like a case of a good ol' fashioned flea infestation. If you find one flea, that means there's another hundred out there!

How to check:

Put your dog on some white surface or a towel. Rub his fur vigorously and let the dander and fur etc. land on the white surface. Take the dog away and add a few drops of water to the particles left behind. If they turn red, that means blood and that comes from the fleas feeding and pooping on your dog.

Next step: talk to your vet about flea treatments for both the dog, other pets and the premises. It is a BIG job, but better than leaving it!
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Old October 14th, 2004, 04:52 PM
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All of our animals have been on Program for the last few years. Can a dog become allergic to this?
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