Why wont my dog stop Itching???

Black dry flakes on belly, Dry skin and can,t stop itching and scratching.

Asked by Member 978786 on Mar 31st 2010 Tagged blackrash in Skin Problems
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this sounds like Mites or Fleas.
The vet can do a skin scrape and see what it is under a microscope. I would take your dog to a vet right away, this will spread and make the dog miserable.

Dieta answered on 3/31/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Darwin, CGC

Usually black dry flakes are "flea dirt" or flea feces. Check his coat near his head or tail, that is usually where fleas will be seen the easiest.

Darwin, CGC answered on 3/31/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Agreed, sounds like flea feces, aka. your dog's digested blood. You should be able to see them if you run a thin comb through the dogs fur. Be warned, they jump and crawl very quickly on the dog so you may miss them at first especially if your dog has dark fur. Sounds like time for a flea bath! Your local groomer or your vet can give him one. There are over the counter products you can buy if you want to do it yourself, but please READ THE LABEL before you do it. People tend to over apply these products and you can make your dog really sick. Good Luck!

Member 788102 answered on 3/31/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Have you tried asking your vet to examine the dog and diagnose the problem? If your poor dog is itching that much it can't be too comfortable for the dog, either. There are literally hundreds of things which can cause itching in a dog and it's unlikely that any of us here are going to guess the right one, especially without seeing your dog's skin. Please, take the poor thing to a vet for an exam and treatment!!!

Member 641257 answered on 4/1/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


After you treat him for the fleas and mites, a great product you can keep on hand is PETfection Bug Spray. It is100% Organic and Non Toxic and will keep fleas, mosquitos, and ticks away from your dog. You can use it as a daily spray or in times of "wilderness" events. Check it out at I think it is great!

Petri answered on 4/2/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer