How To Treat Skin Conditions In Dogs

How To Treat Skin Conditions In Dogs

Veterinary surgeon Roger Wickenden shares some tips and advice on the causes of skin disease in dogs, and some common treatments.

Top Tips

  • Dogs' skin can only respond in a limited number of ways, making it very difficult to distinguish between different causes of skin disease just by looking at the skin.
  • In most cases you should take your dog for a diagnosis from your vet, and treat it with licensed drugs.
  • You should treat your dog for fleas, as they are the most common cause of skin disease. Use a flea product that has a residual action, preventing the fleas from laying eggs and breaking their life cycle.