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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.
It was hard to choose, but Chewit likes to come from off the pace and Darryll might just suit him best," concluded the trainer.
The 20-1 available for Chewit could represent good each-way value.
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.
Chewit has dropped in the weights, too, and would be an interesting runner should he again go for Ascot's Victoria Cup at the end of next month, which would look an ideal early-season target.
Chewit has been well supported, despite having just one third place over this trip on turf to his name.
DON'T get Scott Brown wrong, he loves strawberry Chewits just as much as Celtic team-mate Leigh Griffiths famously enjoys his Tunnock's Tea Cakes.
The confectioners - Paul A Young, who runs two boutique chocolate shops in London, Cynthia Stroud, a bespoke wedding cake decorator, Diana Short who owns her own chocolate company and sweet consultant Andy Baxendale, whose first job in the industry was in the Chewits factory - will use original recipes to recreate a Tudor sugar banquet.
SOUTH Wales-based Bon Bon Buddies, Europe's leading manufacturer of licensed and character branded confectionery, has been selected by one of the UK's most iconic sweet brands, Chewits, to produce its firstever seasonal product for Easter.
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.