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Unraveling the Mystery of Itchy Skin in Dogs

Unraveling the Mystery of Itchy Skin in Dogs

Dogs suffering from itchy skin and dermatological problems are unfortunately fairly common, and there can be many different causes. To find a solution and a treatment – your vet will get an overview of your dog’s general health, and perform all necessary tests. It can be a bit of a puzzle to get to the bottom of the problem. The aim is to give the correct diagnosis and based on that – the best and most appropriate treatment. 

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Managing Ticks and Fleas Naturally 

Managing Ticks and Fleas Naturally 

Dealing with fleas and ticks is a common challenge for pet owners. These blood-sucking parasites are not mere nuisances; they carry with them a health risk both for your pet and your household. But, how can we safeguard our pups naturally without resorting to chemicals? Let's dig into the world of natural tick and flea repellent for dogs, exploring both dietary and topical treatments that have been embraced by pet parents globally.

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Environmental Allergy in Dogs

Environmental Allergy in Dogs

Itchy skin can be a temporary ailment or something that our dog struggles with for long periods. Itchy skin can be caused by among other things environmental allergens like pollen and cleaning products. Below you will find some solutions and home treatments for itchy skin from environmental allergens.

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Treating and Preventing Wet Eczema

Treating and Preventing Wet Eczema

Wet eczema, also known as moist dermatitis or hot spots, is a common skin condition that can affect dogs of all breeds and ages. It is characterized by red, inflamed, and often painful patches of skin that appear wet or oozing. The fur around the affected area also often sticks together due to the oozing sores. Hot spots can develop quickly and secondary infections in the affected area often follow.

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Allergic cross-reactivity 

Allergic cross-reactivity 

Allergic cross-reactivity occurs when a dog is allergic to food and something in the environment, often protein and pollen. Approximately 15-20% of dogs develop allergies over their lifetime, most often before turning 3 years old. An allergic reaction is an immune response where your dog’s immune system has an inappropriate reaction to ingredients/substances in their … Continued

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Puppy Rash Treatment: Causes, Home Remedies & Prevention

Puppy Rash Treatment: Causes, Home Remedies & Prevention

Puppies are particularly prone to rashes as their immune system is still developing, they have more sensitive skin and as they are curious they can be exposed to substances that irritate their skin. Rashes and itchy skin are therefore relatively common in puppies, but adult dogs are also susceptible to this. In this blog, you will learn more about the cause of rashes, home treatment, preventive measures and frequently asked questions. Persistent, painful and recurring rashes must be checked by a veterinarian.

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Fungal infection in the skin and ears

Fungal infection in the skin and ears

Dogs can get fungal infections of the skin and is an overgrowth of normally occurring yeast organisms. There are typically 2 fungal organisms found on the skin: Candida and Malassezia. A characteristic of a fungal infection is a yeasty body odour that will occur in addition to itching and discomfort.

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Ringworm in dogs

Ringworm in dogs

Ringworm (dermatophytosis) is an extremely contagious fungal infection of the skin. There are about 40 different ringworm species, and they prefer their own, specific host. Ringworm can spread between humans and dogs. Ringworm feed on keratin, a fibrous scleroprotein you will find in hair, nails, claws, and horns.

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Food Allergy and Intolerance

Food Allergy and Intolerance

Just like humans, our dogs can suffer from various health issues, such as food allergies and sensitivities. The nuances of allergies can be perplexing and distressing for dog owners who want nothing but the best for their furry friends. In this comprehensive guide, we explore food allergies in our dogs, helping you recognize and treat these conditions to ensure your pet’s optimal well-being.

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