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Q. My pet is constantly scratching and licking herself. What causes this and is there a remedy to stop her

A. Fleas, mites, dry skin, infection or allergies can all cause excessive scratching and licking. Place an e-collar on her to prevent licking. Schedule an exam with your vet to determine the underlying cause and treat as indicated.

Answered By
ANGEL ALVARADO

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