02-01-2016, 12:46 PM
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Dog itching but don't see signs of fleas
Hi, my dog has been itching a lot lately. He's definitely had cases of fleas in the past, but I haven't seen any signs of them on him recently, and it's easy to spot them running around on his skin if they're there.
I recently treated him with Advantix, gave him a dose of CapGuard, sprayed him a little bit on his tummy area with flea spray, and even gave him a flea bath yesterday. He's always biting/scratching his underside area, particularly his genital/butt area. Then he'll get up for a minute, but whatever's making him itch will stop him in his tracks and he'll go at it again. His skin doesn't look raw or pink or anything either. Also, this seems to come on more at night.
This has me puzzled...Could this just be an allergy? Also,
I know I've definitely had bouts of dry skin in the winter where I'd itch like crazy at night, and am wondering if dogs can experience something similar?