Other Reasons for Dry, Itchy Skin
can cause skin to be dry, itchy and/or red. Sometimes, the itchiness is so intense that the dog relentlessly chews away at certain spots until there are bare spots.
Usually it would be accompanied by other symptoms including:
• Discharge of tears from the eyes
• Congestion or runny nose
• Upset digestive system, showing as diarrhea or a reduced appetite
However, allergies can cause itchy skin with no other complications. A Yorkie can develop reaction to a particular trigger at any age, consequently, they are not necessarily born with this and conversely, they can grow out of it as they mature.
When Yorkie itchy skin is the only indicator of a problem, many times it will be: Mold, dust or pollen that is the trigger.
Moreover, the #1 most problematic allergen to this toy breed is the saliva of fleas. Many owners try to solve every other possible cause, only to realize at the end, that flea bites were the reason that their puppy suffered with itching
Fleas are very tiny and with the coloring
of this breed, they can be overlooked. Owners who keep a clean home and make sure to groom their Yorkie well are often so surprised as to how fleas became involved. It can happen in the blink of an eye… They can hop from another dog to your Yorkie…up to 6 feet!