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Dog Health Symptom: Skin Sores

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis is caused by the direct effect of a chemical or irritant on the skin. It occurs in areas where the skin is not well protected b...

Bullous Pemphigoid

This is an uncommon autoimmune skin disease in which blisters, bullae (a blister more than 5 mm (about 3/16 inch) in diameter with thin walls that is full ...

Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Flea Allergy Dermatitis is the most common allergy in dogs. Flea allergy dermatitis is an allergic reaction of both the immediate and delayed type. Itching...

Fleas

The ordinary cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the leading cause of itching and scratching in dogs and cats. The adult flea is a small dark brown ins...

Food Allergy

Food allergy is the 3rd most common cause of allergic itching and scratching in dogs. It occurs in dogs of all ages. Unlike canine atopy, food allergy is n...

Grubs

Grubs are the larvae of a large botfly that has a wide seasonal distribution in the United States. This fly lays its eggs near the burrows of rodents and r...

Lick Granuloma

A lick granuloma is an open sore, usually at the ankle or wrist, perpetuated by constant licking. It is seen most often in large, short-haired dogs such as...

Lupus

Lupus erythematosus complex is an immune-mediated disease in which the antigen-antibody complex lodges in the small vessels of many organs, including the s...

Skin Fold Pyoderma

When skin surfaces rub together, the skin becomes wet and inflamed. This creates an ideal condition for bacterial growth. An infection of the skin folds ca...

Skin Infections

The skin is the body's first line of defense, and it takes a beating from bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Both cats and dogs can develop skin infections, b...