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1. the common motor response to pruritus in dogs and cats. It frequently causes more severe injury and secondary infection to the skin.
2. withdrawing a horse or Greyhound from a race after it has finally accepted.
3. a rodeo term for when a horse's sides are raked with spurs.

Patient discussion about scratching

Q. why do allergy effects comes usually in sorts of sneezing and scratching and more other thing like that?

A. It's because the substances released in the allergic reaction of the immune system to the allergen, like histamine, cause sensation of itching. They also cause increased secretion of mucus from the lining of the throat, which irritates the airway and cause sneezing.

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Q. Is there any information out there regarding a severe allergy to cat scratches? Is there any information out there regarding a severe allergy to cat scratches? I am not referring to "cat scratch fever" disease, but an allergy where the site of the scratch becomes swollen and red, and the person has hives and trouble breathing. Thanks so much!

A. Greetings Humble Earthling! It sounds like you have two or more things going on. First, cat scratch fever is caused by a parasite and comes on 1 to 2 weeks after the scratch. Allergic reactions are immediate.
Now, if the site of the scratch is swollen and red, that could be due to minor infection and just the process of healing.

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Clear-rated on official ratings, Chewit has the experience to see off some less-exposed rivals and a turn of foot that should prove decisive.
But Right Wing, who goes on any ground, looks the one to be on in the first leg of the spring double with Captain Scott and Chewit the main dangers.
There has been the right sort of cash during the week for Chewit who is looking for better luck than on his last two trips to Ascot.
She will go home with some fancy jewellery if she can do as well as Carl Lowther, who landed a big win on Chewit at Goodwood in May.
In contrast, Chewit found a mile on good to soft ground plenty far enough, having no more to offer inside the last furlong, after doing well to come from a good way back to get to within hailing distance of the leaders over one out.
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Chewit has been well supported, despite having just one third place over this trip on turf to his name.
Now what we have is nothing but a derelict looking shopping centre and some bloke on the corner in a van selling Chewits.
Elaine said: "Chloe had a cuddly teddy called Chewits that was never far from her side in hospital but she was never allowed to take it with her when she was getting a scan as it had a little voice box inside.
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