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All of a sudden your dog starts itching more. He may be scratching his ears or licking his paws nonstop. It may or may not coincide with a change in the weather, such as the onset of Spring. Some amount of licking, scratching and chewing is normal dog behavior. However, if he is itching to the point of hurting himself, you need to look for the underlying cause. Too often dogs will develop "hot spots" which are red, moist irritations on the skin that can appear anywhere on the body, particularly the head, chest or hips.
The bottom line is it could be miserable for your dog. Itching is the second most common reason people take their dogs to the vet behind stomach aches and diarrhea.
The Causes of Itching
Here are a few main reasons dogs may itch:
It is important to note that food allergies are not restricted to puppies ... your dog may develop an allergy to his food out of the blue! There are many natural remedies available to help your dog manage his/her allergies.
If your dog's skin condition worsens, see a veterinarian to rule out other causes for his itching, like mange, infection or ringworm.