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Coco's Problem

by Maria
(Victoria, Australia)

My Jack Russell is 6 month old and she is scratching her chest to the grass or concrete pavement in a regular basis. I can feel her chest started to feel rough and got worried that she may have some kind of allergies. I have male Jack Russell 7 months old but never seen doing that. Should I have to get worried or just part of growing up.


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Oct 07, 2012
Scratching of chest
by: Lola

Sometimes persistent scratching can cause a "hot spot". A hot spot is a red sore area. Dogs scratch for many reasons including dry skin, parasites, compulsion, anxiety and allergies. A vet can help you determine which cause it could be. Usually solutions include a change of diet, medication or a special ointment.

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