What is pruritis? It is the unpleasant sensation ("itch") that provokes a desire to scratch. You may wonder, "Of what benefit is itching and the response to it, i.e. scratching"?
That is a good question...and I can not provide an answer to it. I can only say that it happens and that it is the most common symptom in veterinary dermatology. This section will describe the process, and the conditions that stimulate it. By understanding pruritis, you will, hopefully, appreciate the way we try to deal with it within veterinary medicine.
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