According to PetMD, dogs often rub up against things to relieve itching caused by skin conditions, such as canine acne, mange and fungal infections. Parasitic infections, stress and allergies can also cause excessive rub... More »

A dog scoots its bottom across carpet or other surfaces to alleviate the symptoms of itching and irritation that are caused by a variety of problems. Anal sac problems, fecal contamination and rectal prolapse can all cau... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Dogs like belly rubs because they feel good. A dog’s brain has a specific neuron that reacts to the stimulation of hair follicles. Rubbing or stroking a dog’s belly creates this reaction, making a belly rub especially sa... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

According to VetDepot, Neomycin and Polymyxin B are both broad-spectrum antibiotics used commonly in dogs for a number of different infections and conditions caused by bacteria. Neomycin is effective against both gram-ne... More »

PetMD lists fever; loss of appetite; skin and mouth abscesses; pain; infections of the eyes, ears, skin and respiratory system; toxic shock syndrome; arthritis; itching and pus-filled lesions as staphylococcal infection ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

In dogs, mange is a skin disease caused by external parasites called mites that are found on the dog's skin and hair follicles. Dogs typically play host to a number of mites, although mange occurs when the number of mite... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Although symptoms vary slightly depending on the type of mange, the most common symptoms of mange in dogs are hair loss and scabbing. Itchiness is another common symptom, but it is not always present with demodectic mang... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs