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  • My dog has suddenly starting itching around his eyes and muzzle until the fur becomes missing and the skin is raw. What can be wrong?

    With your dog scratching himself to the point of rawness, he needs to be seen by his veterinarian as soon as possible. The scratching can be caused by seasonal allergies, but with the hair loss and rawness, it concerns me that there may be an underlying skin issue that is causing the itchiness.

    Your veterinarian can tell you what is the most likely cause for the itching. The treatment can depend on what is causing the problem.


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