Many dog owners are often faced with the problem of non-standard and strange behavior of their pet: rubbing their bottom on the floor, excessive scratching, biting paws and many others. And, no matter how odd or funny it may look – there is a reasonable explanation for every behavior or unusual pattern.
In the first case, for example, the animal may be suffering from intestinal parasites, or, conversely, it may be something as innocuous as slight discomfort after a recent haircut.
In the case with the paw biting, some of the reasons for the behavior may include heart and liver problems. Otherwise, perhaps the dog is being bothered by a parasite, such as a hypodermic mite. In either case, you need to see a specialist for a proper advice and examination.
But you may be wondering, what can cause itching in a properly housed and cared for dog? In truth, there can be a multitude or reasons for that.
If you walk your pet outside, no matter how well groomed and washed it could have been prior to the walk, it has to be combed and thoroughly inspected afterwards. Depending on where you live, be aware of the tick season, as the parasites are not only restricted to the forest and the countryside. Mites can get into dogs hair from everywhere, like ground, grass, etc.
In addition to the notorious and harmful mites, there are many other external parasites that can cause harm to our pets, such as fleas, lice and red ants. They can be another cause of your Yorkshire terrier itching problems.
This is why it is very important to comb and carefully check your dog after each venture outside; also it is very beneficial to use special shampoos when bathing your dog. By the way, you need to be very careful with the choice of the latter. Quite often the sensitive skin of the yorkie can be affected negatively by certain cosmetic products like shampoos, gels and soaps. Skin dryness and irritation, as well as dandruff, can too case discomfort and inconvenience in a dog.
Either way, you need to keep a watchful eye on anything that happens with your dog – this way you can avoid all the hassles associated with acquired health problems of your yorkie.