Skin diseases in dogs

Skin diseases in dogs should be taken very seriously to prevent the problem from worsening and creating irreversible consequences over a long period of time.

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The skin is an organ that isolates the dog from the environment, thus protecting it from infections and viruses. Dogs usually have a layer of fat that protects them. However, when this does not happen, several problems may appear, as noted.

Stay informed about skin diseases in the most common dogs so you can detect them early and treat them properly.

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One of the most common causes of inflammation of the dog’s skin is the bite of certain parasites. The presence of fleas and ticks causes inflammation and redness that, when accompanied by the pruritus that the animal feels, causes him to compulsively scratch himself.

What can I do if my dog ​​has parasites?

If you can see the presence of ticks , you should go to your usual pet store and use the tools that the market currently offers for that purpose. In the case of fleas it is necessary to use a special comb. Wash your dog with an antiparasitic product while combing it carefully, thus eliminating the entire flea track.

If you can not control the situation, if you do not have knowledge or if the case is very serious, the ideal is to go to the vet as soon as possible and ask for an appointment in advance, alerting you to the problem.

In addition, it should also wash all the elements with which the dog had contact at high temperatures. This includes several elements but pay special attention to the fabrics: bed, toys, mantes, etc.

How can I prevent the onset of parasites?

The best system is to have three basic elements that together will make an effective protective cover for your dog: antiparasitic shampoo, a quality pipette and antiparasitic leash. If you apply these three elements, it is very likely that your dog will not have fleas again.


Your dog may suffer from allergies , such as pollen or some specific food. Allergies cause itching, redness and dryness of the skin. In addition, attempts to relieve itching can worsen the situation, creating wounds and lesions caused by allergy.

What can I do if my dog ​​has an allergy?

The first and most important thing to do is to detect which agent is causing allergy to your dog. Go to your veterinarian so he can do some tests, thus avoiding an unpleasant situation for the dog.

The most common solution is usually a ration change for a hypoallergenic top quality product. If you find it difficult to identify the problem and do not know what is causing your dog’s allergy, you can choose to install a camera (it can be a computer) that monitors the dog’s movements through the garden and home. He may be eating some plant that he should not have, which is the cause of his allergic reaction.


Especially in the case of elderly dogs, undesirable cysts that may be benign or carcinogenicbegin to appear . There are some breeds with a greater predisposition to suffer with the appearance of cysts, especially if they are pedigreed dogs.

What can I do if my dog ​​has cysts?

The cysts produce visible inflammation and are usually darker than the rest of the skin, depending on where they appear. You should go to the vet as soon as possible, because if you are a cancerous tumor you will have more chances to cure it if treatment is started quickly.

In some cases, the veterinarian examines the nature of the tumor and recommends appropriate treatment for older dogs if this is the case.


The fungi appear as a result of a yeast accumulating in wetlands the dog’s body. They usually include the armpits, ears and folds in general. They acquire a circular shape and can be detected if you find bald spots, ulcers, secretions, redness and even scaling.

What can I do if my dog ​​has fungi?

You should bathe your dog with warm water and a special shampoo . You can find suitable products that have properties that prevent the appearance of fungi in your usual pet store. To kill the fungus, just apply iodine twice a day.

If the situation is very serious or if no improvement is visible, you should go to the veterinarian as soon as possible. He will check which type of fungus and advise proper treatment.

How can I prevent fungus reappearance?

If your dog developed some type of fungus, it is important that you wash all your objects(bedding, towels, toys, etc.) at high temperatures to prevent reappearance. Consult your veterinarian so he recommends the most appropriate form of prevention for your dog’s case. Even so, whenever you return from the walk and check sweat on the dog’s body, wipe it with a towel, paying particular attention to the legs.


The scab appears when there is an excessive presence of mites in the skin of the dog. It is a serious illness that causes inflammation, lack of hair and redness. The consequences of scabies can be mild or very severe, depending on the state in which the dog is.

What if my dog ​​has scabies?

If you suspect your dog may have scabies, you should immediately call the veterinarian by contacting him or her in advance. You should treat the problem as soon as possible .

The veterinarian will recommend a medication treatment that you should follow without fail every day until the problem goes away. Do not forget that scabies is contagious!


Calluses are a common skin problem that affects dogs. Visually, they are easy to identify, since they consist of circular, dry, bald areas present at the elbows. They arise as a result of excessive support on hard or rough surfaces, especially in large dogs or with sensitive skin.

What can I do if my dog ​​has corns?

If you find that your dog has calluses, you should consider administering the remedy because in the long run the problem can cause ulcers, which results in excessive bleeding. If the situation is serious, you should go to a veterinarian to have him treat your wounds.

If the callus problem is mild, simply apply a nutritious aloe vera or olive cream every day, as well as provide a more comfortable bed to rest and sleep.

This article is purely informative, in we do not have the capacity to prescribe veterinary treatments nor to make any type of diagnosis. We suggest you bring your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or malaise.

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