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Q. I think my dog has winter itch hes 14 yrs old the last 2 winters hes had a terrible itc he has no fleas or other buggys on him ive trid oatmeal shampo

A. Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Rule out skin parasites or seasonal allergies. Your vet may prescribe a short course of steroids to break the itch cycle then can dispense or recommend an antihistamine to prevent the itchiness from returning. Some antihistamines work better than others in different dogs, so you will need to find the one that works best. Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to the diet to promote healthy skin. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements

Answered By
ANGEL ALVARADO

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