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Is my dog allergic to living with me?
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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 • 26 shares • 1 comments
Does my dog have a skin infection?
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Does my dog have a skin infection?
Pyoderma literally means skin infection with the formation of pus. This can occur in all pets and is uncomfortable and irritating. The cause can be simple, for example a bite or scratch or more complicated and signify hi…
August 1, 2020 • 38 shares
What's an ulcer? And does my pet have one?
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What's an ulcer? And does my pet have one?
Why do animals get ulcers? A Very General Veterinary Guide 'Ulcer' is an ugly sort of word in my opinion. This is appropriate, because ulcers are painful and unpleasant. But what - exactly - is an ulcer, where are they f…
July 30, 2020 • 43 shares
Does my dog have a
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Does my dog have a "Hot Spot"?
Common Conditions: Hot Spots Have you suddenly noticed your pet scratching or licking more than usual? Can you see a red, wet patch of skin? Your pet may be experiencing a common skin complaint known as a hot spot. In th…
July 22, 2020 • 195 shares
Top Five Causes of Itching in Cats
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Top Five Causes of Itching in Cats
Cats are known to be fastidious creatures, and regular grooming alongside the odd scratch is perfectly usual for our feline companions. However, excessive scratching and itchy skin is not, and can be very uncomfortable f…
June 4, 2020 • 50 shares
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