Well if I could have the majic cure for this question I would surely be rich!
Lot's of things can cause your pet to itch and scratch. Lots of time it can be very seasonal. I happen to think that August and September seem to be the worst months for a cocker spaniel.
You need to make sure and look at the big picture if your beloved pet starts to itch and scratch.
Check your dog food, if your not feeding a premium food that is your first mistake. Next, check the ingredients. Foods now days have come a long way and offer many foods that are grain free. Grain has been associated with allergy problems with dogs.
Stress can also cause your dog to have skin problems, just like people so keep your pet stress free. LOL
The Nuvet vitamin suppliment also claims to be a great benefit to aid in allergy prone dogs. I say give it a try. But remember when changing over to a new food are suppliment you need to give it time to work and pay close attention to any changes you may see. https://www.nuvetlabs.com/order_new/index.asp
Shampoos: there are so many out there I have shared the one I use on my puppies and adults. I use it even if they don't have a skin problem. I use it on my pups to help prevent the puppy dander that pups can have and my adults to keep them feeling refreshed.
Tropiclean Oxy Medicated Shampoo 2.5 Gal
All-natural formula of Tropiclean® Oxy Med Shampoo
effectively relieves seborrhea, and dry, itchy, skin.
- Oatmeal and vitamin E soothes minor skin irritations
- Hydrolyzed wheat protein and vitamin B5 nourishes skin and coat
- Alpha-hydroxys help exfoliate skin and help deep clean pores
Tropiclean® Oxy Med Shampoo leaves coats full of healthy shine. Safe for puppies and kittens of all ages. Dilutes 10:1. Tropiclean® Oxy Med Shampoo is also available in a 20 oz size
and a Gallon size
Tropiclean Oxy Med Treatment Rinse for Pets Tropiclean® Oxy-Med™ Treatment
is an ultra-soothing medicated pet rinse that is formulated with oatmeal, omega 6, vitamin E, and salicylic acid to stop itching, control flaking, and reduce shedding.
- Antibacterial formula helps heal skin
- Deodorizes and conditions coats
- Leaves coats healthy and shiny
One gallon of Tropiclean® Oxy-Med™ Treatment dilutes 10:1. Also available in 20 oz and 2 1/2 Gallon (item TC125