Ask Dr Claire
I have a Schnoodle who scratches and licks himself and after he gets a haircut. What can i do for him?
There are many possible reasons for a dog to be itchy and licking after a groom. These include a reaction to the shampoo used, inflammation or damage to the skin from scissors or clippers, or even that there is a skin problem unrelated to the groom.
I would always recommend an oatmeal shampoo and conditioner for dogs with sensitive skin, that is made for the pH of dogs skin (which is different to humans and one of the reasons human products aren’t best for dogs).
If you find a specific shampoo helps your pet you could take this to the groomer for them to use.
If the skin is damaged or red, a hands-on examination from your local vet would be a great place to start.
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