Archive | Skin problems


The Canine ‘Superbug’ Bacterial infections are amongst the top 3 skin conditions diagnosed in dogs and cats, and veterinary surgeons diagnose them on an almost daily basis. Interestingly, the bacteria responsible for these infections are usually present on the skin before problems arise, and only rarely do animals ‘pick up’ these bacteria at the time […]

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Problem Paws: Pododermatitis in Dogs

Constantly licking and chewing their feet. Sore, red, itchy toes and lameness. Pododermatitis can be a real problem for our pets! What is pododermatitis? Pododermatitis is common in dogs. Quite literally, it means inflammation of the skin or footpads of the paws. Dogs with pododermatitis usually exhibit paw licking or chewing and in more severe […]

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Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

In the first article in this series on atopic dermatitis, Anita Patel explained what the condition is and how it is diagnosed. In this article she explains how atopic dermatitis can be managed in affected dogs and cats. Can I cure atopic dermatitis? In one word “No”, but you can manage the condition successfully. Atopic […]

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