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Features December 2019 Issue

Putting an End to the Itching

With atopic dermatitis, the itchiness and scratching are often endless and make the problem worse.

Putting an End to the Itching

Atopic dermatitis keeps dogs scratching and biting ó but there are solutions.

Sometimes a dogís itchiness becomes so relentless that the incessant scratching, biting, licking, and rubbing in an effort to relieve the problem leads to hair loss, wearing away of the skin, nasty bumps, scaly red spots, crusty areas forming over scabs, and the skinís thickening and hardening. In addition, as part of the itch-scratch cycle, the dog will often develop secondary bacterial or yeast infections.

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