Skin conditions are one of the most troubling and common problems that bring pet owners in to see their vet. A professional has the necessary experience to diagnose, test and treat skin conditions for canine companions. Below is a common guide to dog skin diseases and conditions along with treatments.
A very common cause of itchy skin is allergies. These fall into three categories: fleas, environment, and food. Dogs that have an actual flea allergy are hypersensitive. One bite is enough to trigger a bout of chewing and scratching. There is no doubt, fleas can be hard to manage since it requires treating all of the pets in a household along with the environment they are in. Environmental allergies are those that are inhaled or absorbed directly through the skin. Last, food allergies are less common and a strict elimination in the diet is the only answer.
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