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Nine common causes of dog skin conditions

Nine common causes of dog skin conditions

Having an itchy dog is one of the main reasons pet owners visit the vet. Skin problems can cause dogs a lot of discomfort, and sometimes are a sign of bigger problems. When a vet first sees a dog with skin problems, they normally rule out common causes such as parasites like fleas or mange first and then skin infections with bacteria and yeast. Then they’ll consider allergic reactions to food or something in your dog’s environment like pollen or dust mites. If these are all ruled out, they’ll start to consider more advanced causes such as autoimmune disorders. 

Parasites

Allergies

Infections

Advanced Causes

Fleas

Mange

Ringworm

Food allergies

Environmental allergies

Bacterial skin infections

Yeast infections

 

Auto immune disorders

VISIT YOUR VET TO BE SURE
As you can see, there are a lot of different reasons why you might have a dog with skin problems. The only way to really know what is causing your dog’s skin condition and how to treat it is to visit your vet. They will diagnose the cause and give you an integrated treatment solution that will include a combination of suggested environmental changes, nutritional recommendations and medical treatments.