• Hi My 1 year old puggle has been whining quite a bit and I recently found a scab on his back that I was able to gently remove . He is still whining and I’m worried he’s itchy and I can’t tell because he isn’t attempting to bite or scratch himself. He is up to date on flea/tick etc but goes to the dog park at least 3 times a week so he is exposed to other dogs. Is there something I can do to help it’s worrying me that he’s hurting and I’m not doing anything to help him.

    Hi Jane,
    I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian. The whining can be caused by itching or discomfort. Especially if you are worried that he is hurting it will be best to have him examined for the cause of his whining. Your vet can talk to you about the potential causes for the whining and the treatment that he needs after they have examined him.

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