Itching in dogs can have different causes and mechanisms. The most common causes of itching are allergic, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal. Almost every skin infection can have itching as a symptom.
Parasitic infestation should be identified and eliminated. Bacterial infection and fungal infection should be managed along with concurrent anti-itch medications. A thorough history should be taken. There are various topical and systemic medications available to control itching in dogs.
Topical Anti-itch medicines for dogs
Shampoos and conditioners are given to control itching in dogs. Their action may depend upon
Removal of causative agents such as bacteria
local anaesthetic effectBy cooling or moisturising effect of the drug