Dog Skin Infections: How To Spot The Signs And When To Seek Treatment

Dog with skin infection (caption: Dog Skin Infections)

Is your dog’s irritated skin giving you cause for concern? You’re not alone. Dogs are extremely prone to skin problems. In fact, skin conditions are the second most common ailment that dog parents face when seeking veterinary care. If your dog is itching or licking incessantly or he has patches of skin that don’t look normal, your dog could have a skin infection. We’ll tell you what to look out for, when it’s time to see your vet, and other need-to-know information about skin infections…

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Staph Infection In Dogs: What Are The Signs And Treatment Options?

Dog scratching ear (caption: Staph Infection In Dogs)

Most of us know the term “staph infections” because humans can contract them fairly easily. But did you know that dogs are totally susceptible to staph infections too? How do staph infections affect dogs? They’re mostly found on their skin but not always. Staph infections can become a serious threat to your dog’s health, so it’s crucial to know how to spot the signs and when to go to your vet…

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Pyoderma In Dogs: Skin Disease Causes & Treatments

Dog scratching in grass (caption: Pyoderma In Dogs)

It can be unnerving to see your pup with patches of irritated skin and bumps. If you don’t know what you’re looking at, you definitely won’t know how to deal with it. Pyoderma could be the culprit, so you may want to familiarize yourself with this condition. Understanding the causes and symptoms may help you make the right decisions for your dog’s health…

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Hot Spots On Dogs: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Dog with hot spots (caption: Hot Spots On Dogs Causes, Treatment & Prevention)

Is your dog excessively licking and chewing a red area on his skin? He could have a hot spot, which usually requires vet-prescribed medication and a lot of care at home to heal. How do you know if your dog has a hot spot? How are hot spots treated? We’ll arm you with all the information you’ll need to help you relieve your pup’s pesky skin irritation…

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Best Dog Sunscreen: Do Dogs Need Sun Protection? Nose Sunblock, Natural Sunscreen, Can You Use Human Sunscreen? And More

Dog with sunglasses sitting outside (caption: Best Dog Sunscreen)

Can dogs get sunburned? Yes, dogs are just as prone as humans to sunburn and related health conditions, like skin cancers. So before you and your pup head outside for an afternoon in the sun, make sure you’re both protected. But that begs the question, can dogs wear human sunscreen?

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Malignant Melanoma In Dogs: Eye, Skin, Oral, Symptoms, And Treatments

Dog snout with melanoma (caption: Melanoma In Dogs)

In humans, malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but can dogs get melanoma? The unfortunate answer is yes — however, just like with humans, there are varying types of melanoma that affect different parts of a dog’s body. Some types are more serious than others.  But with any type of cancer, an early diagnosis is key to catching this potential killer before it’s too late.

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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, And What’s The Best Treatment For Dry Noses?

Dog nose close-up

We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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Homemade Flea And Tick Prevention For Dogs

Izzy and dog mom in water (caption: Homemade flea & tick prevention)

Izzee, my loyal and trusted sidekick and licensed therapy dog, and I go everywhere together. Her unconditional love is astounding. In return, I want to give her the best life possible including top-notch food and chemical-free products. There are so many ill-fated side effects from the chemical-based flea and tick prevention medicines. So, I don’t want to take that risk with Izzee. This led me to research and create a homemade flea spray and homemade tick repellent for dogs that anyone can make at home…

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