If your Pomsky is continually scratching itself to the point that it is causing scratches and/or bleeding, you should consult with a doctor. However, if your Pomsky is scratching a lot, but there doesn't seem to be any severe side effects, there could be some of the reasons.
Why does my Pomsky keep scratching?
If you’ve just adopted a Pomsky you may be curious as to why it is continuing to scratch itself because of the annoying noises it makes at night trying to scratch its ears or even when it is rubbing its back and face against your carpet to try to rid itself of the itch. You might be surprised to hear that compulsive scratching, licking, and even biting in some cases are very common for all types of dogs. However, sometimes even these can be a problem. The main thing you should look for in your Pomsky if you notice compulsive scratching is whether or not it has obtained a "hot spot." A hot spot is when a wet red spot appears on your dog's skin. This can be formed with too much licking or scratching on your dog's skin. If your dog continues to bite or scratch in the same areas, their skin will become irritated and may cause pain to your pet.
The most common reasons your Pomsky is scratching
As we've stated before, it is pervasive for dogs to scratch themselves. But, you must be aware of any issues that your dog may be having, so besides the fact that it is natural for a dog to scratch, here are some reasons your Pomsky might be scratching.
If you notice your dog's scratching getting out of hand, it might be due to an allergy or illness. Start observing how your Pomsky reacts to certain foods you are giving them. Be sure to have a list of foods that are not safe for dogs to eat. Some include grapes and onions.
You might also notice an allergy if there is mold or pollen in the air. Make sure to wipe down your home and rid it of any built-up degrees or mold.
I don't mean to scare you, and I highly hope that this isn't the case for your dog. But, some dogs obtain parasites, which might explain the dreadful scratching. It is very common to see this in dogs of all breeds, but it is also very unwanted. Parasites may include ticks, fleas, or mites. If your dog has a tick, you'll most likely see it; however, if your dog has fleas, they are unusually hard to find and can't be seen by the naked eye. It's always safe to have your dog checked by a vet if you assume this to be the case.
Just like humans, Pomskies suffer from dry skin all the time, which is a massive factor for the itching. Dry skin is very uncomfortable for dogs and is often irritating. If you notice this on your dog, get some shampoo or soaps dedicated to treating dry skin. As painful as it is to see your dog itching, it's ten times worse for your dog to deal with this irritation daily.
How can I get my Pomsky to stop scratching?
Depending on which of these reasons, your dog may be suffering will help you know how to help your dog best. But, one of the best ways to help your dog scratch less is by keeping them regularly groomed and taken care of. You can even search for shampoos to help with the persistent scratching but check the reviews before buying a product. There are many fakes out there. You can also take your dog to the veterinarian to see if there is anything serious that may be causing the continued scratching. Otherwise, you might have to get used to the persistent scratching.
This article was intended to help you get a better understanding why your pomsky is scratching. If you are interested in adding a Brookside Pomsky to your family, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.