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Joined: 12/31/1969
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I have a 4 year old male Chihuahua who has been having "fits" of licking and scratching. I recently had him groomed-NO FLEAS or TICKS. However I have found 3 little black bugs on him that are not ticks. Anyway he itches and scrathes ALOT. I have checked him over several times and I do not find any bugs, bumps, or leasions. Help!!!!!

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

Just because a dog scratches and licks doesn't mean it automatically has fleas or ticks. If you have already checked him for these and have found none, check with your vet because it might have allergies. Also, how often do you bathe your dog at home? any more that 1 every two weeks can really dry their skin out and make them itch. My dog licked her paws a lot before I found out she had food allergies, so it could be a number of things.