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Dog Skin Care

Dog Skin Care

Skin issues are a common problem in dogs and can have a variety of causes.

What are the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?


Causes: Allergies, secondary to other diseases, trauma
Symptoms: Itching, fur loss, skin lesions
Diagnosis: Please book an exam with your veterinarian

What are the causes, symptoms, and treatment for ringworms?


Causes: Contact such as digging in the dirt and contacting other infected animals
Symptoms: Itchy, hair loss, circular red ring on the skin, usually occurs on the face and can be transferred to humans
Treatment: Anti-fungal oral or topical medications will be recommended for treatment.

What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?


Causes: Food, environmental, atopy
Treatment: Strict food trial, anti-itch medications, referral for immunotherapy

What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?


Causes: Food, environmental, atopy
Treatment: Strict food trial, anti-itch medications, referral for immunotherapy

What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?


Causes: Imbalances of hormones (Hypothyroidism, Cushings and others)
Treatment: Depends on the underlying disease. Please consult your veterinarian.

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