Sebaceous Adenitis

Sebaceous adenitis is a suspected immune-mediated disease that destroys the sebaceous glands. Certain breeds of dog are predisposed to this condition. The role of sebaceous glands The skin contains two types of glands: sweat and sebaceous glands. The oily secretion (sebum) made by the sebaceous glands helps to keep the skin soft and pliable, by

Canine Ear Infections

External ear disease - allergy is frequently a primary cause The common ear inflammation and infection in the dog most frequently affects the external ear canal. External ear disease are a very common challenge faced by pet owners and vets alike. Its causes are numerous and almost always there is an underlying primary disease. One

Food Allergy and Diet Trials

Food allergies are a known cause of skin irritation in the dog and cat, and up to 50% of these animals may also show signs of gastrointestinal disease. Dogs that are food allergic often display their symptoms early in life. Any breed and sex can be affected. Some of the more commonly incriminated foods driving

Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

Atopic dermatitis is a genetically predisposed inflammatory and pruritic (itchy) allergic skin disease with characteristic clinical features. It is most commonly associated with the production of Ig-E antibodies to environmental allergens. The types of allergens commonly incriminated are: Grasses Weeds Trees Moulds Insects Mites Prevalence of canine atopic dermatitis Atopic dermatitis is extremely common, and

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