Things to Know About Flea Allergy Dermatitis

June 12, 2018

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While all dogs scratch themselves from time to time, prolonged itching and missing patches of fur or hair can be signs of something a bit more serious: flea allergy dermatitis. Also known as flea bite hypersensitivity, this condition — the most common skin disease in dogs — occurs when your dog suffers an allergic reaction to flea saliva after being repeatedly bitten by fleas. While it's always a good idea to take your dog to the vet when they have a health issue, here's what you need to know to figure out if your dog is suffering from flea allergy dermatitis and what flea allergy dermatitis treatment involves.