small dog syndrome was coined as a result of small sized dogs exhibiting certain behaviors
There are countless reasons why you might have an itchy dog. Here are some solutions for common aliments, but if your dog has a more serious case, please go to your veterinarian.
First, please make sure your dog is using some sort of treatment for the prevention of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, biting flies, and lice. We use and recommend K9 Advantix II (check out our product review).
Start by getting your dog some relief with a bath and anti-itch shampoo, try one of these:
If there's no time for a bath, consider something topical, such as:
Get additional anti-itch support with an insect repellent made for dogs:
If your dog is still itchy, you might want to see if your dog has any food allergies. Our dog was an itchy puppy until we figured out that he was allergic to grains. We've now gone grain free with his dog food (he regularly eats Merrick Backcountry) and he no longer has those itchy bouts.
Large dog breeds require different nutritional needs than that of their small breed counterparts. big dog breeds are more prone to joint diseases
There are several ways to keep even the smallest dog warm when it's cold.