Skin

Dandruff on your dog: what you can do


Dandruff on your dog isn’t something you might feel comfortable with taking to the vet. She’ll think you’re fussing about nothing, that you’re making a big deal about a silly cosmetic issue. Not true. Dandruff-like debris on your dog’s coat could be the sign of a condition that goes beyond simple cosmetics. And if it is […]



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Dandruff on dogs: what you should do


Dandruff is not something we generally associate with pets and if you do notice it, perhaps you’ve felt silly bringing it up with your vet. But you should. Dandruff-like debris could be the sign of a condition that goes beyond simple cosmetics. And if it is ordinary dandruff,  there are things you can do at […]



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Lumps and bumps should not be ignored


Lumps and bumps on your dog or cat often appear as your pet ages. But because they’re small (at first) and don’t appear to be causing your pet any discomfort, you ignore them. “Oh, it’s just a little wart,” you might say, or “It’s just a funny little fatty thing on his tummy. Really no […]



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Ringworm in pets: what you need to know


Ringworm is something most pet owners fear because it can be passed on to humans.  The good news is that it’s not as gross as it sounds. The not-so-good news is that getting rid of it requires a lot of cleaning. But if you work with your veterinarian, your pet can get better quickly. What […]



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Make your dog a no-fly zone!


Flies emerge in their droves the moment the weather warms. For us, they’re a nuisance around food and bins but for our pets, and especially dogs, they can lead to serious injury, infection and even death of tissue. Flies carry bacteria and are capable of causing not only damage to your pet’s body, but also […]



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Hot spots: what causes them, how to get rid of them


Most dog owners are familiar with ‘hot spots’. They are those raw, red patches on your dog where the hair has been rubbed or licked off or has fallen out. Any hair that is left is caked with noisy, smelly crusts. A hot spot is painful for your dog. Treatment is essential. Why do hot […]



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Hot spots plague dogs in summer


  If your dog is licking consistently in one spot and a raw, red, moist sore develops, he or she probably has a ‘hot spot’.   Hot spots (or moist dermatitis) appear spontaneously anywhere on a dog’s body. They are usually caused when broken skin is contaminated by bacteria. Moisture – a recent bath, a […]



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