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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Have you noted any fleas? How long have you had him for?
Okay thanks for the additional information. I can't tell you for sure without examining him, but one common issue I see with pit bull puppies with the symptoms you are describing is demodex. This is a type of mange that puppies can get that can cause itching and scaling of the skin. It can be diagnosed by a skin scrape which will allow visualization of the mites under the microscope.
If that is the case then he will need to be treated. Treatment is typically anywhere from 1 - 3 months. It usually involves giving a medication called ivermectin, using a shampoo too help the skin and medication to help with the itching