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One of the most common calls made to any animal hospital in America goes something like this: “Doctor, I’ve got to get my pet in there right away. He’s driving us nuts. All he does is itch and scratch, bite and lick and he’s keeping us up all night!” My thought is that if the pet’s caretakers are being driven “nuts” by the pet’s scratching and licking, how awful must the poor animal feel? This kind of call to the veterinarian refers to a fairly serious case of pruritus (pruritus means itching). In reality there is a wide spectrum of causes and severity of pruritus in animals with skin and coat trouble. Some animals can spend hours romping through fields, digging holes, and rolling in the grass and still have no after-effects at all. Others, kept indoors and fed an excellent diet, may have severe skin disorders. Let’s see if we can make some sense of this complicated and aggravating situation and try to answer the question “Why does my pet itch-and-scratch-bite-and-lick?”
Most Common Reasons Pets Visit us for Skin Problems:
Thank you for being there for my little girl this past week. Had the chance to work will all 3 doctors throughout this week (and many techs/front desk girls) and even though I felt like a crazy dog mom calling every 5 minutes to check on her, this team took the time to be there for me and my little girl. Can't tell you how much you made these past couple days less stressful. Glad to have her home, and glad your team was on her side! Thank you, you'll never know what you gave me back.