Dog Itching Base Of Tail
Dog itching base of tail and gnawing it every now and then is a sure sign of an allergic reaction to mites and flea saliva.
The thing with flea allergies in dogs can hibernate and stay along time without dogs showing that they are struggling with the adverse reaction of flea bites. As a result most dog owner will never discover anything until the dog has started to experience itching at the base of tail or under the belly.
Lesions to the dog’s body is very common once they get bitten by fleas, so if your dog is chewing its tail, gnawing it’s behind do not go looking for fleas in your house, or over the dog’s body, chances are that this is a manifestation of flea bites that already happened way back before your dog started losing hair or dog itching base of tail.
Symptoms of flea bite allergies in dogs includes but not limited to:
- Severe dog itching base of tail
- Unwarranted frequent scratching of belly and around the neck
- Visible scab developing from cracked dog skin which is followed by hair loss
- In rare cases dogs may whinge at night for no apparent reason.
The most important thing you would want to understand about dogs and flea bites is that dogs hardly feel desensitized, and that is a good thing and bad too. For starters, it means that if your dog is under constant attack from fleas, you will hardly notice any changes until something goes horribly wrong.
What you need is to make sure that you keep an eye on these flea allergy symptoms :
- Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin.
- Increased scratching.
- Itchy, runny eyes.
- Itchy back or base of tail (most commonly flea allergy)
- Itchy ears and ear infections.
- Continued Sneezing.
- Regular Vomiting.
- Mild To Severe Diarrhea.