Since ages, dogs continue being our prized possession with their sheer faithfulness & commitment. They assist us emotionally with their impeccable yet unmatched devotion & innocence. But it really troubles us when our loving pets get inflicted with diseases spoiling not only their physical beauty but also making them suffer through excruciating pains best known to them. It transcends our pets into a bog of depressive state which makes them undergo chaotic phases in their physical self rendering them with a gruesomely ugly transformation. Henceforth, it becomes our due priority to take the skin ailments of our dogs with utter sincerity.
It’s imperative to spot the visible transformations in dogs & minutely observe them at the earliest as skin ailments can often be deceptive. In fact, quite often, dog owners as hormonal often shrug off physical changes or climatic transformations adapted by dogs to resist environmental changes, which can be far from the truth. Spotting skin ailments in your dog starts with a detailed observation of the skin by parting dog’s hair with our hands & feeling it. If skin showcases physical disruptions like sores, skin rashes, enlarged lumps or furless areas, then your dog is suffering from skin ailments, requiring immediate attention. If your dog itches a lot then just don’t discard it as a mere habit as it could be a vivid display of skin ailments prevailing in your pets’ body. Also, if you sight an unusual growth in the face of your dog resulting in swelling or else, then it’s highly advisable to consult your dog to the veterinary doctor at the earliest as it is life threatening.
The symptoms of dog skin infections
Not only is it important to spot the skin ailments prevalent in our dogs but it is also important to have an overview knowledge concerning the symptoms of dog skin infections. To put it in a simplistic manner, skin infections are broadly classified into 2 genres, namely Bacterial & Fungal Infection. To ensure a better treatment, it is highly recommendable to have a brief yet concise knowledge about the physical deformations simulating in the above mentioned 2 infection types.
Alphabetically lets start with the symptoms occurring in Bacterial Infection.
Bacterial infections initiates with a deformation of face like pimples or open boils. Dog laboriously keeps licking the skin in bacterially infected area which further propagates it to other areas in his body. Continuous ear scratching, head shaking or tilting head in one side further approves our dog being infested with this infection. Also, if the discharges from the ears are greenish or yellowish in nature, then it further confirms the presence of Bacterial infections in our dog.
Now let’s get an insight about the symptoms happening in Fungal infection.
Skin oozes bad odour and becomes slimy. This infection infests in the moist areas of the dog like armpits, ears, feet and else. Rigorous ear scratching, head shaking or tilting head in one side stamps our dog being infected with this infection. Also, an ear gets primarily decked up with a brownish wax-type fluid. Both these infections usually predominantly occur because of allergies.
what caused skin infections in dogs?
Skin Infections in dogs are caused by a variety of diseases which predominantly falls under two categories. In the first category, diseases are caused by a dysfunctional immune system in which the excess or deficiency both leads to a skin disorder. In this category, the chief skin ailment is termed a Canine Atopic Dermatitis which is a hereditary and chronic allergic skin disease. This disease occurs in tender ages like from 6 months to a maximum of 3 years. Dogs usually undergo itching around the section of eyes, muzzle, ears and feet. In this category itself, there is a sub category of diseases called as Auto immune skin diseases. It directly affects the paw pads of a dog making it swollen with scale. In the second category of diseases, skin diseases are caused by the physical & surrounding environment. The nearby surrounding and the physical prospects are the crucial vital agents of this disease types. In this category of diseases, the most common types of disease being Hot Spots. It is that extensively enlarged and infested area of that skin which is further deteriorated via dog biting and licking itself.
The treatments of the causal reasons of dogs skin diseases needs to be addressed with sincerity. For infections arising from bacteria & fungus, it is best not only to maintain the dog hygienic but also his nearby surroundings too. Since most of the skin diseases happening to dogs are predominantly because of Allergy. Therefore it is highly recommendable to eliminate allergy (meat) from the very diet of dog. For a period of 3-4 weeks, protein should not be fed to the dog. Diet comprising of fruits & vegetables be given to dog. Starches rich diet could be given to the dog, but again, excess of starch is again a big NO-NO as starches are the second most causal agents of allergy in dogs.
In today’s fast trending era, it is highly essential for us to be aware of the entire happening disrupting our lives; & our dogs are no different. Gaining an insight about the varied diseases and their symptoms is all-vital. But even more vital is the fact that one has to monitor their dog/s at every stage of skin disease treatment. Timely treatment of the dog coupled with humanely care & affection will not only boost the recovery period of your dog, but will also assist in filling the mental scars which those cruel skin ailments left in the mind of our innocent creature. Dog should be regularly taken to the veterinary clinic for timely consultation from the doctor with medication on time without delay. Treatment is done fully as advised by the doctor, and not half-stopped, as it will only allow the skin ailments to haunt your dog later. So, Lets make this world an even better a place by taking care of our dogs of skin diseases.