Skin Care

Skin is the largest organ in the dog’s body. It helps protect internal organs, as well as support a healthy coat. When the skin isn’t as healthy as it should be, it can be susceptible to infections and other complications.

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

Bacterial skin infections are common in dogs. They can be caused by things such as swimming or insect bites, but often they can be associated with allergies. Skin infections can cause your dog to be itchy, uncomfortable, and lose fur. Antibiotics and medicated shampoos are often used to treat these infections.

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

Ringworm is a fungus that can spread from one infected animal to another. Symptoms include hair loss and scabbing of the skin. A combination of oral and topical treatments can be used to treat a ringworm infection, in addition to decontaminating your home.

What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?

Allergic skin disease a condition which we hope to manage primarily by avoiding allergens such as food and treats. Some allergies can be to grass and pollen, which are more complicated to avoid. For those dogs, there are a number of medications, medicated shampoos, ear drops, and supplements that can often help.

What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?

There are many parasites which can cause skin disease, fleas are the most common culprit, but there are others which can be microscopic. We are usually able to use topical treatments for these parasites, but the treatment we recommend can vary depending on the particular parasite we are dealing with.

What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?

Hormonal skin disease can be caused by an underlying thyroid or adrenal gland issue or an imbalance of reproductive hormones. These are often diagnosed with blood testing.


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