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I have a 2 year old Shihtzu/ Maltese. she gets a bath and a

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Hi, my name is Mickey
I have a 2 year old Shihtzu/ Maltese. she gets a bath and a trim every 2 months and is free of fleas. the problem is she is itching and biting at herself and has some scabby areas, near tail, hips, and this has all happened within the last 4-6 weeks. there is no raw areas that we have seen.
Can you tell me what this could be and what the best treatment would be.
there are times that it seems to drive her mad
Thank you for your help
Mickey Moore
Bath NY
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question Mickey. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How much does she weigh?

2- What is the name of the shampoo you are using?

3- How often do you bath her?