atopy

Why is my puppy scratching and what can I do?
Puppy
Why is my puppy scratching and what can I do?
Puppies tend to scratch more than adult dogs, especially around the neck and shoulders, just after you buy them a shiny new collar! However, if this behaviour becomes excessive and you notice your puppy scratches more th…
June 17, 2021 • 68 shares
Do antihistamines work for atopy in dogs?
Common Conditions
Do antihistamines work for atopy in dogs?
Hmmm…This is a good question! It’s one as vets, that we often receive from clients. While antihistamines are effective for humans to treat allergies, do they work for dogs in the same way? Unsurprisingly, the answer isn'…
February 20, 2021 • 8 shares
Is my dog allergic to living with me?
Common Conditions
Is my dog allergic to living with me?
House dust mites are present in all our homes, regardless of our cleaning regimes. Some sources suggest 10% of dogs have significant allergies and house dust mite affects a third of these dogs. These tiny members of the…
January 2, 2021 • 2 comments
Is skin disease in dogs inherited?
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Is skin disease in dogs inherited?
Within Veterinary Medicine it is well accepted that allergic skin disease in dogs has a hereditary basis. Or at least, there exists predisposition towards allergic skin disease with certain breeds of dogs. This underlyin…
September 30, 2020 • 35 shares • 1 comments
Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
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Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
Dogs do occasionally scratch, but if it’s frequent, incessant or distressing then something is amiss. Some dogs will lick or nibble rather than scratch. Many do this in private so watch out for red, sore skin, bald patch…
August 19, 2019 • 486 shares • 8 comments
What is allergic skin disease in dogs?
Cats
What is allergic skin disease in dogs?
Probably the second most common skin condition I see in dogs (after flea-related problems) is allergic skin disease, or atopy. Dogs can develop an allergic reaction to any number of things in the environment, or, less co…
August 18, 2010 • 3 shares • 2 comments
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