12 Dog Itching Remedies, According to Veterinarians

When humans itch, the reason is almost always easy to figure out. You’ve got a rash on your skin. You’ve been bitten by a mosquito. The wool in your new sweater is way scratchier than it felt in the store. But when your dog starts chewing or scratching at their skin, it can be really tough to determine what’s causing the incessant itching—known as “pruritus” in the medical world. Fleas? Allergies? Anxiety? We asked top veterinarians around the country what it means when dogs won’t stop scratching—and what pet parents can do to relieve the itching.