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There are many possible causes for your dog's scratching, biting, chewing or incessant licking. The first and most obvious cause is fleas – and even the best households get them. Other crawly culprits are ticks, lice, and mosquitos. Even once you’ve eradicated the cause, there can still be residual skin irritation. Other causes of skin irritation are poison ivy, shampoo irritation, and allergies to food or other irritants. A vet may prescribe allergy pills or steroids like prednisone for this, but it’s often helpful to treat hot spots with a topical lotion for quick relief for your pup. Sprays are useful because they can be applied quickly and easily without mess to any part of the dog, although you may want to apply to a cloth to wipe around the face. Always consult a vet before using, especially if your dog is on other medication, and read the instructions carefully.

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