Like humans, canine are afflicted with different dog skin conditions. Though it is not life threatening, this skin conditions can be a great discomforts to your pet. Most of these skin problems are highly preventable and can be treated if diagnose correctly. The following are the common dog skin conditions and its overview.

  1. Parasitic Infested Skin

Dogs can be a good host for different kinds of parasites. This includes ticks and lice that can populate your dog’s skin. Most of these parasites were transferred from other dogs and can cause a lot of itching to your pet. The problem arises when the itch is unbearable and your dog scratches its skin open. This lead for other microorganism to invade and causes infection to your dog.

  1. Fungal Infection

Another common problem among dog skin conditions is the fungal infection. It can be easily obtain because fungi are usually found in the soil. To differentiate it from other infection, fungal infection as seen as reddish and circular patches in the skin. Dogs are expose to direct contact in the soil thereby affecting areas such as legs and head. If not treated promptly, the infection could spread throughout the body. It is important to treat it promptly as this can be passed on to human especially the children.

  1. Bacterial Infection

As mentioned in number one, one of the number one cause of microbial infection is a break in skin. It is a complication of dogs constant scratching on its own skin. The usual description of infection brought about by bacteria are similar to human acne. It is a puss filled yellow elevated spots and will need antibiotic treatment to remove.

  1. Hormonal Skin Disease

This dog skin problem is very difficult to treat and in some cases will not be treated. Certain conditions such as stress can trigger this occurrence on some parts of the dog’s body and maybe eliminated on its own. One danger though is still the constant scratching it can create which can lead to break on the skin and can cause bacterial infection.

It is good to avoid self diagnosing your dog and bring it to the vet for appropriate treatment. It is important to treat the dog skin conditions promptly to avoid further complication and possible cross contamination to you and your family.

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