Ask the Expert – February 2017

Why is my dog itching?

Dogs can itch for various reasons such as parasites, food allergies or environmental triggers (mold and pollen). The skin is the largest organ in the body and keeping it healthy will make your dog happier. Make sure to treat your dog for parasites such as fleas,ticks and mites year round. Look at the ingredients in your dog’s food. Food triggers can be corn, wheat, soy and byproducts. I would also add probiotics and fish oil to your dogs diet. This will boost the immune system which will make them less sensitive to allergy triggers. In addition, the fish oil will decrease shedding, make the skin healthier and the coat glisten!

Amanda Pearce Manager

Pet Mania
(919) 554-8898
924 Gateway Commons Cir.,
Wake Forest, NC 27587