Helping Itchy Dogs

Allergies, fleas, dermatitis, a new shampoo - what is it that makes our dogs scratch? And scratch, and scratch, and scratch. WDJ explores possible causes and solutions.

In late autumn, we closed our pool, an annual event that all four of our swim-loving dogs dread. They will swim as long into the fall season as we allow and I am pretty certain that our Toller, Chippy, would bring out an ice pick and break his way through the ice if he could. In addition to the daily joy, excitement, and happiness that our pool brings to us all, we have found that it has had an additional benefit for some of our dogs. The pool and the daily swims that it provides help to keep itchy dogs from itching all summer long.

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