Skin

Find out how you can fix your dog’s skin condition. There are medications and other treatments that you can give your dog to help your dog.

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

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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Best Flea And Tick Prevention For Dogs: Frontline vs Advantage vs Seresto vs Adams vs Wondercide vs Cedarcide

An infestation of fleas can cause a lot of discomfort for your dog, resulting in significant health problems. Additionally, the fleas can take over your home and be extremely difficult to eradicate and even cause skin issues for you and the rest of your family. As for ticks, if your dog steps one paw outside, then you’ll want to make sure you’re being proactive by considering the various preventative options. Ticks can cause infectious diseases that can enter the bloodstream, so it’s good to search yourself and your pets for ticks after an outdoor activity. Flea and tick preventative can prevent you from dealing with the headache of eliminating the pesky critters from your home and dog. Learn more about your options, including topical oils, collars, sprays, shampoos, dips, and more.

Izzee and dog mom in water (Caption: Homemade Flea & Tick Prevention)

Homemade Flea And Tick Prevention For Dogs

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.

Portrait of a pug dog with red inflamed wounds on his face (Caption: Dog Pimples: Can Dogs Get Acne?)

Dog Pimples: Can Dogs Get Acne?

Can dogs get pimples? Yes, canine acne is one of many skin conditions that commonly affect our pups. How do you know if those bumps on your dog’s face are pimples or another skin problem? Dog acne isn’t exactly the same as its human counterpart, so we’ll help you know how to spot it, your treatment options, and more.

The human hand is open dog hair to show disease on dog skin (Caption: Most Common Dog Skin Conditions)

10 Most Common Dog Skin Conditions

Skin conditions are among the top three health concerns in dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and other experts. Unfortunately, dogs are prone to many different skin conditions, and as pet parents, it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact problem. Many dog skin conditions appear as itchy, red skin, and others are scabby bumps with hair loss. We’ll help give you an overview of the most common dog skin conditions, including the causes, symptoms to look out for, and typical treatment protocols. If you think your dog could be suffering from a specific condition, be sure to click on our links for more information about each condition.

Skin disease on a black dirty street dog (Caption: Folliculitis in Dogs)

Folliculitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Folliculitis is a common skin condition in dogs. Folliculitis means ‘inflammation of the hair follicle,’ and it has a variety of causes, most of which require veterinary treatment. Inflammation of the hair follicle can lead to swelling, redness, itchiness, and pain. This article will explore what causes folliculitis, how to spot the signs of it, and how to get rid of folliculitis in dogs to get your pup itch-free and back to full health faster.

Dog skin close up with flakes (Caption: Seborrhea In Dogs)

Seborrhea In Dogs: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment & More

Is your dog greasy, itchy, or smelly at the moment? If so, he might have a condition called seborrhea. It’s always important to get your veterinarian to examine your dog as there are many things to consider when treating this condition. Let’s explore these in more detail and what causes canine seborrhea in the first place.

Dog itching (Caption: Dog Itching Relief)

Dog Itching Relief & Home Remedies For Dog Allergies

Dogs love a good scratch, but excessive itching can be a sign of an underlying allergy or skin condition. It’s possible to spot the signs of irritation caused by skin conditions and manage some of them at home so your dog can get back to his fun-loving antics faster. We’ll help you know how to help give your pup some itch relief and when it’s time to see your veterinarian.

Dog with skin infection on stomach (caption: Dog Skin Infections)

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

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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How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs: Treatments & Tips To Prevent

Got fleas? That bites – literally! When it comes to household pests, there is one pest in particular that sends fear deep into a dog-owner’s heart – fleas. There are many common misconceptions about fleas and a wide number of possible solutions to getting rid of them; however, not every “cure” is created equal. Some cures for flea infestation have been proven to be completely effective while others don’t even make a dent. Whether your flea problem begins with a single flea carried by your pet, or with a whole host transferred to your home unknowingly, the result always ends in infestation. So, getting rid of fleas will take a concerted effort. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to help you out in your battle…

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

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

Can dogs get sunburned? Yes, dogs are just as prone as humans to sunburn and related health conditions, like skin cancers. So before you head outside for an afternoon in the sun, make sure you’re both protected. We’ve found some of the best dog sunscreen products and given you tips on applying them, so you’re ready for fun in the sun. And, since May is Dog Cancer Awareness Month, spring and warmer months are the perfect time to prepare your dog for a healthy summer.

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