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Itchy Skin Or Skin Infections

dog itchy skin or skin infections

Unlike the occasional normal scratching behaviour that dogs exhibit, persistent continual scratching can be a sign of a skin condition, infection, or allergy. Certain food items such as soy, wheat, and corn can cause skin allergies in some dogs.

Other causes can be bacterial or yeast infections that can sometimes result in Hot Spots or painful sores. Your veterinarian can treat these conditions accordingly sometimes with antibiotics, diet changes, or specialised shampoo to help treat the skin issues presenting.

Flea allergy dermatitis, seasonal allergies or atopy, food allergies, contact dermatitis (e.g., soaps and perfumes), and sarcoptic mange (mites) are some of the most common causes of pruritus in dogs. Pruritus due to skin disease is one of the most common reasons dog owners seek veterinary care.

Is your dog feeling itchy, or does his skin appear flaky, moist or crusty? He may have a bacterial or fungal infection. You may also notice odour, inflammation or redness. Yeast dermatitis or staph infection can bring these symptoms, along with recurring health issues.

It’s fairly common for dogs to experience skin problems, which can also be indicative of underlying health issues. In this post, our Baltimore vets share some tips about what you can do if your dog’s scratching, licking and other symptoms are leaving you both uncomfortable.

dog itchy skin or skin infections