Dog Skin Condition by Dr Anne Fawcett
With Summer upon us, it’s important to understand that not all itchy dogs are the same. This pug has a skin condition caused by the mite demodex canis, which is a microscopic parasite that lives in dogs skin, and secondary infections causing the skin to become red, inflamed and exudative meaning it bleeds a little bit.
The mite combined with the secondary infection were causing itchiness, widespread inflammation and a fever in the patient. Once we have made the diagnosis via a deep skin scrape (a simple in-house diagnostic test), demodex can be managed.
* Please note all images were obtained by Dr Anne Fawcett with the owners permission and were not externally sourced.
* A pug with infections
causing redness and bleeding.
* The Pug’s paw displaying infection