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My 10 week old puppy is now with us since 3 days. He used to be in a paved area and now, everytime we go outside to the grass, it plays has fun and besides the constant eating of the grass (which might have so many meanings) the puppy actually starts to scratch itself all the time. And biting itself softly as in scartching. He does that very frequent. Even after I take him inside, he keeps scratching and sometimes making funny noises, you know, childish puppy noises while it scratches itself itself, almost sounding annoyed but that dies down the longer he is inside after he was exposed to grass. I simply know, grass is the reason for the scratching etc, but the question is why.

Now, whenever he is inside for an hour and more, he rarely scratches itself and when it does, probably the normal once an hour. I checked for the skin and saw no red skin spots and he was already treated not to have any lice etc nor did I see any, his skin is perfect. I groom him and that also seems to help a bit against the scratching.

I have heard anything from him being alergic against grass (but then again he eats it). I also heard that it is maybe because it is the first time the puppy has contact with grass which it only had since 3 days and did not have before.

What do you think or suggest.

Thank you already in advance.
 

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Thanks. i believe, the tendency is becoming less. He still scratches and bites himself softly, but it is not a constant irritation. He also seems to be scratching himself in the same spots. But less now. I think it might be because he is new to grass. i will monitor him and experiment with him and see the vet next week. He still is new to my home and his breeders do not recommend him yet to see the vet for 4-5 days due to adapting first to the new environment.

Thanks for the heads up, any more info would be appreciated.
 
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