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How do I treat itchy skin

I have a 9 month old German Sheppard longhair puppy his coat is black and I have tropical dermatitis shampo


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There are many causes of itchy skin but they almost all arise from their skin being dried out.

Some possible causes are:

  • A nutrient deficiency in their diet
  • Over or under bathing
  • Not grooming enough
  • Dry climate or house heating

You need to look out for other signs such as biting or skin infections to make sure it is not a greater issue.

Hopefully, if any of the above symptoms ring true, you can isolate the cause and fix the problem.

All the best.


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