Prevention is about peace of mind – the kind that comes from knowing that you are proactively monitoring the health and wellness of the pets you love. Banfield would love to partner with you in the ongoing care of your pet.
Optimum Wellness Plans® are yearly packages of discounted services that make proactive pet health care easy and affordable.
When it comes to your pet's health, there's no such thing as a dumb question. Search questions real clients have submitted to our popular Ask a Vet Q&A series, and then submit a question of your own.
Both cats and dogs will occasionally scratch themselves, just like people do which is normal. However, constant scratching (and licking/chewing) or scratching to the point of losing hair or causing the skin to be red is not normal.
Itchy skin can be caused by a wide variety of thing including but not limited to fleas, allergies to tree and grass pollens, dust mites, and food ingredients. Many allergies are seasonal and often, but not always worse in the spring and summer. Dogs and cats who scratch constantly and disrupt the protective layer of the skin will be more prone to infection.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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