Brock, like many dogs, has a problem with itchiness. At certain times of the year, he chews his feet, scratches at his armpits and drags his belly on the grass and carpet. Brock has atopy, a very common hay fever like condition affecting the skin. This is a problem that his owner, with the help of the veterinarian, has learnt to manage. His management plan prevents his itch becoming a problem.
Ten days later Brock was back on track, his itch being controlled by his normal management.
Allergic dermatitis is a very common problem in Perth. Common signs are licking of the feet, ear infections and scratching of their belly. There are several causes of allergic dermatitis which should be investigated promptly to allow better control of the symptoms.