Eczema in Dogs

Pam’s puppy Apache
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Pam brings new puppy named Apache to Brewster for her rotation of Mom’s care.

Eczema is a very tormenting skin condition which is experienced by people of all ages, from infancy to adulthood. Eczema has many types but  some of the common signs and symptoms include red, dry, inflamed skin. For people suffering from this condition, it can be extremely itchy, produce burning sensations and in severe cases cause blisters and sores. Eczema is not only developed by humans but there is also eczema in dogs.

Since dogs are unable to voice their thoughts and feelings, how would an owner recognize eczema in dogs? Eczema in dogs is quite similar to the eczema in humans. A dog will develop red, dry patches that are inflamed and sore looking. Where these patches of eczema are the dog will have lost their fur or hair. As long as there is a spot of eczema, the fur will not grow back. Of course since eczema is quite itchy, the owner will notice the dog scratching the affected area quite frequently. This can be quite harmful since continuous scratching will certainly cause the area to become sore and probably bleed. If unattended, this eczema in dogs can become infected.

If you have a dog and suspect they have eczema, it’s essential to make an appointment with the vet. The dog will need treatment for their skin condition which will likely be similar to treatments prescribed for humans. The vet will probably prescribe a topical steroid cream to treat eczema in dogs. If you notice your dog is scratching a particular area continuously, chances are there’s a problem. If you’d like to learn more about eczema in dogs and other such skin conditions that can affect pets, search the Internet. There are hundreds of websites devoted to caring for pets which will likely include beneficial information about eczema in dogs, as well as recommended treatments and measures to help your dog be more comfortable.

Eczema in Dogs

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