Why does my dog itch his eyes?

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Why Scratching His Eyes Occurs in Dogs.

Your dog can experience the misery of allergies just as humans can.

There can be a multitude of causes for allergies such as airborne irritants that are inhaled, contact irritants, flea bite allergies, allergic reactions to ragwort or similar plants, food allergies, and pollen.

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Because, apparently, many ticks and fleas have become resistant to the original Frontline Plus, our vet has begun using the new Frontline Tritak. One of our dogs experienced mild itching that began about two hours after the application and lasted for two days.
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Normally a dog's immune system keeps the mites in check, but some breeds, like your Basenji, develop an overabundance of these mites. In mild cases, pet owners may notice a few dry, irritated, hairless lesions. These often occur on the face or feet and may or may not be itchy. Secondary skin infections may occur.
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If you notice that your Briard is constantly itching his skin, or if there are rashes (often small red bumps developing in the undercoat), he may be suffering from canine allergies or eczema… A common hormonal disease in dogs in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroxin hormone.
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It's common with skin disorders, parasitic infections, skin allergies, tick and flea infestations, and several other conditions. Even scratching at an itch, itself, can add to inflammation and pruritus in dogs. Itching can be mild and have little effect on dogs' health, or it can be severe.
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In dogs, rather than sneeze, allergies make their skin itchy. We call this skin allergy “atopy”, and OHs often have it. Commonly, the feet, belly, folds of the skin, and ears are most affected… Licking the paws, rubbing the face, and frequent ear infections are the most common signs.
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The breed's wrinkled skin and long hair can also shelter growths of fungi and bacteria, which irritate and damage skin directly. Ringworm and mite mange are just a few of the possible infections that can inflame your pup's skin, making him itchy and more likely to shed.
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In dogs, rather than sneezing, allergies make their skin itchy. We call this skin allergy “atopy”, and Pugs often have it. The feet, belly, folds of the skin, and ears are most commonly affected… Licking the paws, rubbing the face, and frequent ear infections are the most common signs of allergies.
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