Dermatitis is a very common disease in dogs. It can manifest at any age and in any race. Because of that, we have to be very aware of our furry friend to detect the symptoms and act accordingly.
If your hairy has been diagnosed with this disease, then we will tell you how to treat my dog's dermatitis.
How to know if my dog has dermatitis?
Dermatitis is a disease that causes intense itching, redness of the skin, dryness, darkening of the affected area and the appearance of pimples or pustules. The sick dog will spend a lot of time scratching to relieve itching, and from so much that it will do it can cause injuries.
These symptoms can appear anywhere on the body, but especially in the abdomen, face, legs, armpits and groin.
Four types of dermatitis are distinguished:
- Fungal dermatitis: is due to the accumulation of fat between the skin folds.
- Contact dermatitis: develops when the animal comes into contact with something that its skin is sensitive to, such as paint, chlorine, etc.
- Seborrheic dermatitis: It can be caused by an excess of bath or be produced by an allergy to something that is in the environment or in the diet of the animal.
- Allergic or atopic dermatitis: It is caused by a genetic predisposition of the dog to develop environmental allergies.
How is it treated?
If you suspect that your hairy has dermatitis the first thing you have to do is take him to the vet to know what is causing your disease, since depending on it your treatment will be different.
Thus, if for example it is caused by fungi, it will be recommended to give you a bath with a special shampoo that removes and hydrates the skin, if it is a contact dermatitis, it will clean the affected area well with soap and water for dogs, if you are allergic, We will have to find out what causes it to avoid it.
This way the furry can breathe again calmly 🙂.