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Itchy, Scratchy, Licky All The Time Dogs

Posted on July 25, 2020

goldendoodle help for itchy scratchy dogs the definitive guide

There are only 2 Probable Causes For Itchy, Scratchy Licky All The Time Dogs

1. Internal Factors
2. External Factors

1. Internal Factors 

Year round itchy, scratchy, licky all the time symptoms, regardless of changes in environmental conditions, are usually from internal factors.  

Nutritional

Nutritional symptoms tend to be year round, regardless of seasonal pollen counts or other environmental factors.

The 2 most common causes for itchy skin are

  1. Yeast Imbalance
  2. Ingredient Sensitivities

Yeast Imbalance

Common causes of Yeast Imbalance

  • Antibiotics, steroids and other medication destroy the natural balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive system. Creates a perfect breeding ground for yeast imbalance.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Weak Immune System
  • Starchy, Carbohydrate filled diets
  • Sugar
  • Low quality protein

Symptoms of Yeast Imbalance:

Eyes:
 Rusty tears, stains, and discharge
Feet: Rusty color. Yeast has a distinctive smell; like moldy bread, cheese, or corn chips (we call it "tortilla feet"). Constant licking of feet. Dogs will lick and chew on their itchy feet. 
Ears: Inflamed, waxy discharge, rusty color, odor, scratching ears often. Looks dark or dirty. 
Face: Rusty stains, loss of hair, blackened skin, itchy and rubbing face with feet. 
Skin: Yeast likes moist, warm areas and it can look like dirty skin: under arms and under legs and inside ears. Yeast can drive dogs crazy with itchy areas and the more they scratch the more it itches. They might have bald spots with a very distinctive odor, often with oily skin and fur. 

How to Eliminate Yeast Imbalance

            

 

If your dog has rusty tear stains without symptoms of yeast imbalance, we can help. 

TEAR STAINS, are very common but not complex anymore!  You can eliminate them.

           


Ingredient Sensitivities 

Ingredient Sensitivities can be minimal or extreme and usually do not need to involve a series of complex testing.

Ingredient sensitivity may be the culprit if your dog does not have symptoms typically associated with Yeast Imbalance or has more of the symptoms below.  

  • Constant Itching & Scratching
  • Itchy Rear End
  • Joint inflammation/ limping
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
    • Chronic Diarrhea
    • Chronic Gas
    • Foul Breath
  • Chronic Ear Infections without other Yeast Imbalance Symptoms
  • Hot Spots and Rashes

How and why the NEW Elimination Diet is easy and effective

           

 

2. External Factors 

Environmental

Environmental symptoms seem to come and go rather than a constant disruptive condition.  These are conditions you control on the outside of your dog. 

Sensitive dogs often exhibit itchy, scratchy behaviors to the following:

  • Fleas - some sensitive dogs may be allergic to the bites of fleas
  • Pollen count
  • Fresh Grasses 
  • Harsh Chemicals - replace with natural, organic products
    • Insecticides 
    • Fertilizers 
    • Floor Cleaners
    • Carpet Shampoos
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Dog Shampoos

❤️We sincerely hope this information helps you and your itchy, scratchy, licky dog!

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