Common Pet Dermatological Conditions
Canine Atopy, also known as inhalant allergies in pets, is a prevalent condition we encounter at our veterinary care. This condition causes extreme itching and discomfort for your furry friends.
Continuous scratching often results in hair loss and skin infections.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) presents another typical dermatological issue among animals with skin diseases. In this case, an allergic reaction to flea saliva leads to severe itchiness and inflammation on the pet’s skin.
Even one bite can cause significant distress for pets that are sensitive to fleas!
Food allergies aren’t just prevalent among humans either; they’re common in pets too! Dogs or cats may develop dermatological issues due to specific food ingredients resulting in symptoms of allergies such as redness, itchiness, hot spots or gastrointestinal distress.
Dermatophytosis, more commonly known as ringworm, affects both coat and skin health of your beloved animal companions. Despite its name – it isn’t a worm but rather a contagious fungal infection causing circular bald patches which may appear red in the center.
Understanding these common conditions helps us provide comprehensive wellness care for all our lovable patients! We’re here not only to treat these conditions when they arise but to help prevent them through proper guidance on skincare and diet modifications where necessary.