Diseases of the skin in dogs detected by GROOMERS

All people who have one or several pets know detect perfectly when your hairy is sick. However, sometimes you can not detect the development of what Problems on the dog's skin.

The Skin conditions, like cutaneous rashes and allergies, They are common in dogs and cats.

Dog with skin problems

Although most of the owners are alert to the changes or signs of their dogs, sometimes It is not easy to detect the signs on the skin of the mascot that can prevent greater damage for the hairy. An important health problem that often goes unnoticed is the early appearance of cutaneous conditions.

More common skin problems in dogs

Here we leave a list of Most common skin diseases in dogs What are they Detected by Los Groomers or canine hairdressers.


Dry dog ​​skin with itching

A Dry and scaly skin It can be fatal for both the dog and for his human partner. This condition can be produced by allergy, bacterial or mycotic infections, seasonal changes, among others.

The Skin dryness is a common condition in pets, and is characterized by presenting symptoms such as itching, dryness and desquamation. The most common causes of dry skin are:

  • Inadequate shampoos
  • Frequent bathrooms.

These causes originate a Low sebum production or elimination of natural fat (and necessary) for the dog's skin.

This problem can be Easy to solve, applying adequate power that helps recover fatty acids and using Dog moisturizing shampoos They help keep the skin hydrated without removing the natural fat from the skin.


Leather melanoma in the dog

The a dog's skin is thinner than that of humans, this makes it a bit More vulnerable and sensitive to ultraviolet radiation of the sun and of the minor cutaneous traumatisms. Because of that, Tumor formations may ariseIn certain areas, such as the face, neck and ears, from the dog's skin.

Sometimes these tumors are very visible, however can be detected when they are just forming.

These protuberances or formations can be the signal of a melanoma, which is the most common cancer in dogs. These formations on the skin of the dog can be malignant and can be extended to other parts of the body, but if the hairy can be detected in time.

It is usual that Groomers or canine hairdressers detect these bundles developed on the dog's skin, chest or back, And the recommendation is to bring the dog to a clinical checkup immediately.

Dog skin allergies

Maybe it's the easiest to detect, however it is not so easy to know How to treat it the allergy of a dog.

Some dog breeds, like the Golden Retriever, may be more likely to present allergies And this does not represent any danger or threat to the hairy, although most of the dog skin allergies are caused by food intake no or contact with environmental factors.

In most cases the dog:

  1. Develop a few Red protuberances on the skin
  2. Then they are transformed into some Small blisters
  3. And finally They end up in scales.
On Some cases can bleed and this can cause itching, That in turn, when scratching, it can cause irritation allowing more scales to appear, and a cycle becomes a cycle.

If your dog scratches, Lame and constantly bites her fur And you know you're not sick, It is likely to have an allergy. Dogs can have an allergic reaction to numerous things, from pollen to certain food products or toilet.

There are Various ways to treat cutaneous allergies of dogs, so there is no need to worry. In fact, if handled properly, the dog can lead a happy allergy-free life.

The first thing is to go to the veterinarian when the allergy is detected, this way you can determine the causes that originate it. The specialist will recommend the particular treatment and the Care that you should have a dog with allergy or sensitive skin.

Skin candidiasis on dog skin

Unfortunately, canine hairdressers meet with Dogs who have a skin infection. Most of the time it's about Candic candidiasis.

Natural Fungus, Malassezia

Candidiasis on the skin of the dog is caused by a Exaggerated growth of a natural fungus known as Malassezia. This happens when the production of this fungus, in the form of yeast, is put out of control and causes an infection. The Common symptoms of cutaneous candidiasis are:

  • Redness
  • Skin itch
  • Dryness
  • Peeling
  • Hair and inflammation fall
  • These symptoms can become secondary bacterial infections

Fortunately, many types of skin infections can be treated easily. If you suspect that the dog is suffering a fungal infection, it must be sent to a veterinarian immediately To confirm the infection and apply the appropriate treatment.

Mites, fleas and ticks on the dog

It is not uncommon to find mites, fleas and ticks clutch to the skin of the dog Or walking as a forest in the hair of the mascot. These intruders can cause allergies and others Problems that can affect the skin and health of the hairy.

Sometimes they can be not detected and canine hairdressers are responsible for alerting the situation. Especially in the case of the mites, which are really small and they tend to be ignored in sight.


The dog's skin mites They are small parasites that live in the follicles of the skin of the dogs. Adult mites have the size of a pin of a pin and their eggs are even smaller, often microscopic.

When a dog is infected with mites, there is usually a lot of itching involved, but this will not suffice to detect mites and can be confused with an allergy. It is important to take action if you notice signs that your dog is fighting against a itching no apparent reason, this It can lead to scabies.

Fleas and ticks

On the contrary, the Fleas and ticks are more detectable, however an undertaking review could be feeding a few ticks in little visible places. Ticks and fleas can cause a variety of serious diseases in pets.

This can be controlled in a simple way with a regular preventive treatment for this type of parasites. If he Dog gets flea and ticks, it is recommended to wash and disinfect bedding and apply treatment for the case.

Role of groomers in dog health

The Dogs skin problems They are often noticed easily when we touch them. Nevertheless, they are not always located in the areas where we usually caress Or touch our pet.

Diseases on the skin of dogs detected by GROOMERS

Thus, To find these problems, you should review the dog's fur regularly. That is why the usual visit of a specialist or hairdressing can detect or prevent some of these conditions.

The GROOMERS allow to periodically monitor the fur and the skin of the dog.

In addition, the regular hairstyle helps eliminate dead hair that can cause many skin conditions. All medium and long-haired dogs should be removed the internal layer regularly, depending on the season or condition, so that the skin can breathe. Excess hair and dirt can be removed with a deep bath in a hairdresser and irregularities can be detected in time Diseases on the dog's skin During the toilet.


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