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What’s with the Itching?

What’s with the Itching?

The dog lived with the family for almost two years before she started scratching. Why now? And is there a solution to relieve her discomfort?

Chris Milsom is concerned. She and her husband adopted “a beautiful and sweet five-year-old blue tick coonhound, Paige,” in the spring of 2013. Everything seemed fine. It was not until almost two years later, in the winter of 2015, that PG, as Ms. Milsom and her husband call the dog, “seemed to be scratching a lot all over her body, especially on the outside of her ears.” She was also nibbling at the edges of her legs, and her ears...

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