Dog Skin & Coat Health

What Do Ticks Look Like?
What Do Ticks Look Like?

When our readers ask us to describe what ticks look like, instead of a description, we like to show them pictures. Looking at pictures is the only way that you can truly see how horribly ugly ticks are! The Tick photographed above has already fed (you can see this because it looks nice and plump, and […]

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What Does Scabies Look Like?
What Does Scabies Look Like?

So, what does scabies look like? As you can see from the pictures in this article, scabies looks far worst than just a rash! Scabies which is also referred to as mange is a horrendous skin infection that causes untold misery to any dog or puppy that is infected by the parasite referred to as […]

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Causes Of Scabies In Dogs
Causes Of Scabies In Dogs

This terrible canine skin infection is caused by the parasitic infection Sarcoptes Scabiei and is also referred to as Sarcoptic Mange (it is highly contagious and passes from dog to dog through contact – but also from an infected area – more on this later). Alongside this form of mange there is […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Ringworm on Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Ringworm on Dogs

Ringworm on dogs is fairly uncommon and develops when your dog's hair and skin becomes infected with the ringworm fungus. Probably the most common type of ringworm fungus that affect dogs and puppies is a type known as Microsporum canis and a common way for the fungal infection to be passed to […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Removing Ticks from Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Removing Ticks from Dogs

When removing Ticks from Dogs you need to take your time and not rush the removal process. Due to the fact that the Tick will be feeding and engorged deep into your dog's skin it is very easy to make the mistake of leaving the head in once you have attempted to […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Fleas
Dog Owners Guide To Fleas

When it comes to fleas on dogs and puppies the nasty little parasites are an absolute pain! So what are fleas and how will they affect your beloved pooch. A Flea is classed as an ectoparasite (something that lives and feeds on the outer surface of an animal). The cat flea is […]

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Dog Owners Guide To A Dogs Anal Glands
Dog Owners Guide To A Dogs Anal Glands

Your dogs anal glands are actually ‘sacs' or ‘pouches' which are located on either side of the rectum – if you are looking at the dog's rectum the anal glands appear in the 5'0 clock position on the right side and at the 7'0 clock position on the left side. Each gland […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections

A dog yeast infection can take many forms but is fairly common inside a dog or puppy's ear (we will cover yeast infections in the ear at the bottom of the page). The most common type of yeast infection to affect humans is known as Candida albicanis. However the most common variety […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions

There are a variety of dog skin conditions that can be an absolute pain for a young puppy or adult dog. Below we have listed nearly every single skin problem that can affect your beloved pooch. A dog's coat relies on a number of important factors for it to remain glossy and healthy – every […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Mites
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Mites

For any dog with mites it can make their life a misery! Not only do they drive a dog or puppy mad with itching they can also lead to hair loss, skin infections and secondary health problems. Well just look at the pictures! There are a variety of different mites that can affect dogs and […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Flea Products
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Flea Products

There are many conventional dog flea products that are used to treat fleas on dogs and puppies – some are more effective than others and some have long since been disbanded. One of the most common old style flea treatments that is no longer used is ‘Proban' this oral treatment was prescribed […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seborrhea
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seborrhea

Canine Seborrhea can come in two very different forms (each one completely separate skin diseases) – Primary and Secondary Seborrhea. In general the skin disease causes flakes of dead skin to start shedding from the afflicted dog's epidermis and also from the actual hair follicles. The flakes of dead skin can be […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pyoderma
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pyoderma

Canine Pyoderma refers to a variety of bacterial skin infections that are normally characterised by frantic and intense itching and are normally secondary to some other skin problem or disease. Below is a list of common Pyoderma (skin infections). Folliculitis In Dogs Folliculitis is often seen in breeds like Boxers, Dobermans, Miniature Schnauzers […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lupus
Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lupus

There are two forms of canine lupus – one that is referred to as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and the other form that is known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although both types are relatively rare in dogs when the condition does develop the symptoms can be quite debilitating for the affected dog and of […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lice
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lice

Canine lice (Pediculosis) are also known as Ectoparasites (this means that they live on the skin). Other types of Ectoparasites are fleas, ticks, mange mites (including Sarcoptes Scabiei, Demodex folliculorum, Otodectes cynotis and Cheyletiella specie). The scientific name for lice is Trichodectes canis – and they live on the skin where they lay their […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Eczema
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Eczema

Canine eczema (also called ‘hot spots') is often caused by certain allergies and will lead to the affected dog or puppy's skin becoming inflamed. The skin condition also comes in two forms (dry and moist/wet) with both types causing different symptoms. With wet eczema the affected area will appear red and scaly […]

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