Itching a lot or just grooming? Where did you get him? What bedding is he on now and before if you know? You should be using Aspen or a paper-based bedding like carefresh or yesterday's news. Pine and Cedar can cause allergic reactions as well as serious respiratory problems over time.
Mites are also a possibility. It's gonna take a vet to cure mites- three weekly doses of Ivermectin (or Ivermec). Don't let the vet do scrapings- just ask for the meds- scrapings are painful, an extra expense, and half the time inconclusive. Ivermectin is very safe.
If it's not the bedding, then you'd want to look into the mites. If it is the bedding, it might take a week or so after changing to the right stuff for him to stop itching.
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Last edited by jennawing; 07-22-2006 at 04:37 PM.