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Q. She is a Pomeranian and is itching like crazy under her tail and lately I see a less amount of hair in that area too and I've tried medicated shampoo

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. ...would be essential first

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. That may be possibly caused by a variety of causes including flea infestations, allergies (fleas, food, environment) and dermatitis of different nature. Skin parasites have to be ruled out first before thinking of any other possible disease that may be more complicated and expensive to diagnose. If she is licking her back/tail region, she would need to have a buster collar on to make sure she does not autotraumatise herself. Medicated shampoo prescribed by your veterinarian are ok, but a good flea treatment the cover other skin parasite


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