Your dog’s irritated bug bites are uncomfortable, itchy and annoying. If you’ve ever been bitten by a mosquito or stung by a bee you know how irritating the feeling can be. Dogs spend a lot of time outdoors, they love to chase after bees and they’ll roll on the ground without checking for blood-hungry bugs first, hence how they often become victims of bug bites.
It’s difficult to know what bit your dog unless you see it take place. Thankfully, most dogs can tolerate even the worst spider bites, including black widow and brown recluse bites. Even if your dog doesn’t display serious signs of distress, an irritated bug bite can cause issues of its own. Dogs will lick, chew and scratch at bug bites to reduce irritation, but as a result, this can cause more irritation and even infection.
“We believe this is a bite of some kind and didn’t want to take her to the vet because they always want your money. We have had terrible experiences, so the vet is our last resort. I applied Skin Soother for a few days and it cleared right up! Annie has a lot of skin problems and we are fighting one by one until they all are gone. She had two of these exact “bites” of some sort on her back, this picture is from the same place.”
Signs of Irritated Bug Bites on Dogs
- Itching, scratching or licking
Signs Your Dog’s Bug Bite Requires Extra Special Attention
The most common bug bites on dogs are caused by bees, hornets, wasps, spiders, mosquitos, ants, or flies. for the most part, these bites will heal and clear up on their own. If you notice your dog acting odd, lame, or showing systemic symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, unsteadiness, or collapsing, your dog could be displaying a serious allergic reaction to a bug bite. Take them to the vet ASAP!
The following bug bites require more attention and care to prevent additional issues.
Fleas are often the first thing pet owners check for when they notice bite marks on their dog. If fleas are to blame, you’ll likely find the little black culprits scampering around near the irritated skin. Fleas can cause hair loss, severe irritation, swelling, crusting and oozing. Your dog will require veterinary care to successfully remove fleas.
Before you can treat a tick bite, you’ll have to remove the tick. Simply pulling on the bug can cause the head to detach from the body and remain inside of your dog, leading to a potential infection. Try covering the tick with petroleum jelly to prompt the tick to release its grasp before you carefully remove them using tweezers.
Mites are microscopic insects that burrow into your dog’s skin where they live and feed, causing a lot of damage, inflammation, hair loss, and so forth. Your dog will require veterinary care to successfully remove mites.
How to Relieve Your Dog’s Irritated Bug Bites
All it takes is one mosquito bite to send your dog into an itching frenzy. Your dog’s inflammatory response to a bug bite may cause him/her to itch for a few minutes or hours on end. What if we told you there’s a way to provide your dog with much-needed relief?
The all-natural answer is Skin Soother! Skin Soother contains carefully sourced vegan and all natural ingredients proven to provide relief and treat a variety of skin conditions, including inflamed bug bites, dry and itchy skin, hot spots, fungal infections, yeast infections, rashes, and more!
Even the most serious bug bites on dogs, for instance tick bites and flea infestations, are soothed by this powerful skin balm.
When you have Skin Soother on hand, you have a permanent way to soothe irritated bug bites all summer long. Your dog is sure to thank you!