Itchy Skin and Balding

From: Dayle with dog Willow
Breed: Curly coat retriever

Pet Symptoms:

Itchy skin balding in areas and dry small round spots.


Episooth shampoo and on royal canin junior diet

Our Advice:

Thank you for your email.  Common causes of itchiness are skin allergies (especially fleas!) and anal gland problems. If she continues to bite/scratch the area it will become infected, making it even more itchy! I would recommend you make an appointment for Willow to see your local vet, who can check for the underlying cause of the itchiness and prescribe any necessary treatment. For example, Willow may need a short course of medication to make her feel less itchy.

I hope this information helps.