First thing would be taking the dog to the vet. Animals can get fleas, ticks, and other parasites that irritate the skin to the point that a dog will chew at their side. Also you may want to have the dog tested for common diseases or allergies. Since Springers love the water and mud they need to be bathed regularly and could be allergic to the shampoo. Also over bathing can dry out the skin causing irritation.
Answered by dalecityspringers - 10/20/2010 2:49:01 PM