My pet Buddy, who is a Shih Tzu, has an itching problem over the abdomen area. Please advise me about treatment.


Itching and hair loss can be result of many disorders causing inflammation, including parasites, allergies like atopy and contact allergy or dry skin. Recheck and change his bedding material which may cause itching in few cases. Skin and hair coat alone takes away approximately 30 percent of protein from the diet for his health. Hence a balanced and complete nutrition is most important for healthy skin and hair coat. Keep hair coat clean by regular grooming and bathe with moisturizing shampoo. Please contact your vet before it spreads to other areas.

Question by – Gaurav Sharma, Indore