York constantly itches: ears, muzzle, what to do to the owner of the Yorkshire terrier
Itching is a very unpleasant sensation, in which the dog is constantly nervous, can not rest and play peacefully. There are several reasons why a york is itching.
The causes of itchiness in York
First of all it can be ectoparasites:
- Subcutaneous mites
And do not entertain yourself with the thought that if York is notWalking in the street, he does not fear parasites. Fleas live in attics and cellars, and eggs of other parasites can be brought home simply on shoes or after contact with a sick animal. The second, quite common reason why a york continually scratches ears or muzzle, is an allergy - that is, an excessive reaction of the immune system to any substances.
Often such a reaction in York can beSome food, as well as a variety of substances: plant pollen, house dust, mites, mold, particles of hair and epidermis of other domestic animals or humans. Another cause of pruritus is dermatitis, which can occur due to skin lesions by a yeast fungus or bacteria (pyoderma).
They can be calculated by redness or darkeningSkin, rash in the dog, dandruff, from the skin may cause an unpleasant smell. If the dog constantly scratches only the ears, it can be a symptom of the fact that the animal has ear mites.
What to do and how to heal the Yorkshire terrier?
To exclude the appearance of parasites on the bodyYorkshire terrier, it is necessary to regularly carry out prevention. Every month from March to November and every three months in the cold season, drip on the withers special drops in strict accordance with the weight of the animal. These are drops:
- Front Line,
- Stronhold and others.
Or buy a dog special anti-parasiticcollar. When suspected of allergies, the most important thing is to carry out a diagnosis to find out what the dog's organism reacts to. The tactics of treatment depend on this a lot. If the skin is visible redness, discoloration or some kind of rash, it is important to treat not these secondary signs, but to diagnose the primary disease.
It can be demodecosis, endocrine diseases andOthers. Only having cured them, it will be possible to prevent relapses of itching. If the veterinarian is not immediately available, and the animal can not sleep properly due to itching, it can be washed with a therapeutic shampoo to ease its condition a little.
If there is a serious suspicion of an allergy, you canGive an antihistamine. If an allergy to food or food is suspected, it should be rushed out of the ration. A strict diet should last at least 6 weeks.