Why Is My Dog Itchy but Has No Fleas?

It can be very frustrating to have a dog that is itchy but has no fleas as flea and mite bites are one of the most common causes of itchy spots on dogs. You may feel like you have tried everything to get rid of the itch, but nothing seems to work.

Here are a Few Possible Scenarios

There are a few possible reasons for your dog's itchiness, and we will go over some of them below.

  1. One reason your dog may be itchy but has no fleas is because they may have allergies. Allergies are actually quite common in dogs, and they can be caused by a variety of things such as pollen, dust mites, or even certain foods. If your dog is allergic to something, their skin may become irritated, and they will start scratching.
  2. Another reason your dog may be itchy but has no fleas is because they may have a skin condition called atopic dermatitis. This is a condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, and inflamed. Atopic dermatitis is often caused by an allergy, but it can also be caused by other things such as hormones or even certain types of shampoo.
  3. There are a few other possible reasons why your dog may be itchy even though they are flea and mite free. For example, they may have dry skin, a condition such as eczema, or they may have an actual skin infection caused by bacteria or a parasite.

As a general rule, if you are unsure what is causing your dog's itchiness or if you think your dog may have any allergies, atopic dermatitis or other skin conditions, it's important to take them to the Vet so they can be properly diagnosed and treated.

So, How Do I Treat My Doggo's Itchiness?

When it comes to treating your dog's itchiness, there are a few different options. For example, you can give them a bath with a special dog shampoo that is designed to help relieve itchiness. You can also try using a moisturizing cream or lotion on their skin. If your dog's itchiness is severe, your Vet may prescribe medication such as corticosteroids or immunotherapy.

Another great option to treat an itchy pup is to use Squishface Wrinkle Paste and Squishface Wrinkle Wipes. Our products were specially designed to be extremely gentle on your wrinkle face dog's skin, while also thoroughly cleaning any affected areas. Squishface products leave your squishy faced friends smelling and looking beautifully clean. Our formula soothes inflamed skin while also acting as a natural water-repellent layer to help prevent future bacterial or fungal infections in your wrinkle face dog. The shea butter on our Wrinkle Paste's formulation actively soothes your dog’s itchy skin.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, there are a few possible reasons why your dog may be itchy despite having no fleas or mites. Allergies, atopic dermatitis, dry skin, and skin infections are all possible causes of itchiness. If your dog's itchiness is severe, your Vet may prescribe medication or a more robust treatment course.

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