Archive for the ‘Canine Skin Problems’ Category

Canine Skin Disorders – Alopecia

March 4, 2008

Alopecia is loss of hair from areas of the body where hair is usually found. This is so for hair loss in canine skin disorders and is as a result of a disease called alopecia areata which attacks the hair follicles. In canine skin disorders, this is the part of the skin where hair grows and falls out at the size of a quarter in round patches. Also known as an autoimmune disease there is a very interesting fact about alopecia (hair loss) which forms part of canine skin disorders. Under normal circumstances the immune system protects the body against illness, however in alopecia the immune system attacks its own body (by error) in this case hair follicles causing hair to fall out. Scientists do not know the cause of this, however have listed that “genes” may play a role in canine skin disorders.


Canine Skin Disorders – the meaning

February 25, 2008

If your vet tells you your pet is suffering from a skin disorder, do you really understand what he/ she means?  Canine Skin Disorders – this would refer to a disturbance or interuption in the normal funtioning of your dogs skin!  Break up the word disorder and what do you get?  Dis-order.  Just as in dis-ease, when a healthy body is not at-ease.  Canine Skin Disorders can be genetic, it can be caused by trauma or symptematic to the outside environment.   The word disorder is used across the board to describe human conditions or anything out of alignment with its natural state of working order as also in canine skin disorders.

Canine Skin Disorders

February 8, 2008
When we think of “Canine Skin Disorders“, what do we think about? Possibly things like infection, excema, hair loss and the like. But what about other disorders in relation to canine skin disorders, such as inherited ones. There are more than over 10 of them, so I will only name a few….blood, cardiovascular, endocrine, eye, gastrointestinal, immune, muscularskeletal, nervous, respiratory and reproductive. Canine skin disorders also fits into the category as it can be inherited. Another interesting fact about all this, is that it can be narrowed down to a particular breed of canine. There is alot to learn about canine skin disorders and interesting too!

How much water should your dog drink?

January 13, 2008

platinum_dog.jpgA – as much as your dog wants! As with their human companions, water acts as a healing agent and can prevent / treat and aid in the cure of canine skin problems. Your dog should constantly have a fresh supply of water, and if not possible to do so, then AT LEAST 3 x per day. This is vitally important in support of all canine skin problems. There are no real regulated amounts as every dog is different in their intake of water which also depends on the type of food they eat. If you have been treating your pet from canine skin problems, ensure the supply of fresh water gets more focus than giving your dog unhealthy amounts of food (thinking they need to eat to be strong, rather than helping their skin to become supple and moist with the nutrients they require to treat canine skin problems). On the flip side of the coin, if your dog drinks excessive amounts of water to what they usually do, they might have some other type of illness other than canine skin problems, and only your vet will be able to give a professional diagnosis. Get to know your pet, so that you have their best interest at heart at all times…!

Canine Skin Problems

January 2, 2008

You know, for all the “growling and snarling” dogs do, they are actually quite sensative when it comes to their skin.  So when searching for solutions to canine skin problems, medications need to chosen carefully, as this will also decide as to how receptive they will be to the treatment.  And how easier could it get than using a simple formulae like shampoo?  Easier than trying to get your dog to “pop a pill”, I think Yes! Canine skin problems can be referred to as many things, however mostly you can say that canine skin problems are basically the most common type skin infections, such as staph, ringworm, scratching, skin irritation etc.  If you would like to read more about canine skin problems you can visit our information page on