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Experience:  Veterinarian at North Shore Animal Hospital
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He has little scabs on the lower part of his back near his

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He has little scabs on the lower part of his back near his tail. Lots of them! I see no ticks or fleas. He has been bothered by the itchies for a few weeks and I want to know if there is something natural I can put on his skin for relief
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is 10
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Roscoe?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 1 month ago.

Hi this is Dr. Evans, how are you today?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Fine, thank you
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I would rather text
Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 1 month ago.

are the scabs ONLY in this area? Not along the belly or face?

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 1 month ago.

No problem!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The scabs are only on his lower back
Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 1 month ago.

I see, please give me a moment to respond.

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 1 month ago.

The 3 most commen reasons a dog is itchy (95+% of the time) are:

  1. Allergies - which appear seasonally and can appear anywhere but mostly around the abdomen and feet.
  2. Food allergies - which appear by the shoulders, face, feet.
  3. Fleas - which are almost exclusively in the "pants region" or lower back/tail

In the 15+ years working with animal, we only see live fleas when infestation is VERY bad. I would recommend a good, safe flea prevention first. To date, there unfortunately no 100% natural options that kill adult fleas, only a few that PREVENT.

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 1 month ago.

Are you still there?

Expert:  Jeffrey Evans replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Jeffrey Evans