Q. Pomeranian has very red underbelly from scratching, started 4 days ago
A. Place an e-collar (cone) on her to prevent licking or chewing. A child's tee shirt or onesie can also be used to prevent scratching. See your vet to rule out parasites, infection or allergies. In the meantime, a pet approved colloidal oatmeal bath may soothe itchy, red skin. Bathe in cool water and pat dry afterwards. Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to her diet to promote healthy skin. EFAs may also decrease inflammation. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements.