What Causes Dogs to Scratch

Allergies to dust, pollen, grass cause red, irritated skin making dogs itch & lick constantly.  


Being allergic to ingredients like beef, dairy, wheat, soy can result in chronic itching, biting & infections in dogs. Finding & avoiding triggers is key.

Food Allergies  

Bacteria like staph can infect dogs' skin causing weeping sores, crusty patches & intense itchiness needing antibiotic treatment.  

Skin Infections 

Yeast on skin leads to greasy coats, dark patches & constant nibbling in dogs. Antifungal medication required.

Yeast Overgrowth  

Flea bites or mange mites burrowing in skin causes severe inflammation, redness & compulsive scratching in dogs.  


Exposure to home/lawn pesticide chemicals can greatly irritate dogs’ sensitive skin leading to nibbling, licking, chewing & biting at their skin or paws.  

Pesticide Exposure  

Lack of oils & moisture leaves dog skin dry & flaky, causing itchiness. Hypoallergenic shampoos & oils soothe.

Flaky Skin

Dangerous Foods That Dogs Can’t Eat