Types of Pain Skin In Dogs

Posted by pak yons on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The sound of a dog when they scratch or lick may sound extremely intrusive or annoying. But do not blame the dog for this custom skin diseases can trigger a dog to scratch or lick their body parts. Possibilities are numerous, ranging from parasites to allergies and disease in the unknown.

1. Allergy Dermatitis

Dogs also have an allergic reaction caused by grooming products, food, and other surrounding environmental triggers, such as pollen or insect bites. A dog suffering from skin allergies, are continuously scratching, and if you examine it, the skin is often in the form of reddish spots. Corticosteroids may help reduce spotting reddish itchy, but the most effective way to cure it is to seek out and avoid the allergen dog.

2. Yeast Infection

Dogs may not be able to stop scratching the area around the ear or constant licking legs, contact your veterinarian to do a fungal infection. The symptoms are irritation, itching, or skin color changes. These infections usually attack the soles of the feet or ears, where fungi thrive. Fungal infections are very easily recognizable and easily treated with topical medication / treatment by topical. In some cases, your veterinarian will prescribe medications taken orally or drugs to use when bathing your dog.


Superficial Follucultis is a bacterial infection that causes sores, bumps and scab / scabs on the skin. This skin disorder can be seen easily on a short haired dog. In the long-haired dog, the most visible symptom is a dull coat and hair loss, scaly skin followed. Follicultis often occur together with other skin diseases, such as scabies, allergies or injuries. Treatment may include antibiotics and anti-bacterial ointment or shampoo.

4. Impetigo

The other type is caused by a bacterial infection, Impetigo is a common in puppies. Impetigo causes blisters and pus can rupture. Blisters are usually grown in areas that are not hairy abdomen. Impetigo is an infection that is not serious and can be treated with topical ointments. In some cases, the infection can spread and persist.

5. Seborrhea

Seborrhea causes a dog's skin and cause oily crust / dandruff. In some cases of seborrhea is a genetic disease that occurs in young dogs and lived all his life. But most dogs with seborrhea, dandruff attacked because of complications / symptoms of other diseases, such as allergies or hormonal abnormalities. At this very vital to treat other causes so that the symptoms did not recur.

6. Ringworm

Unlike its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm, but the fungus. The term "ring" on the ringworm comes from a circular wound on the head, tread, dog ears and front legs. The symptoms are inflammation, scaly sores and collapse of the fur in the injured area. Puppies under one year are very susceptible to this disease, and the infection can spread rapidly to other dogs in the kennel or dog house dog. Some types of anti-fungal medicines can cure this disease.

7. Loss (Alopecia)

Anyone sharing a house with a dog, knowing that the dog would have suffered loss. Losing a dog is normal according to the type, time of year and environmental conditions. But sometimes stress, inadequate nutrition, or disease can make a dog hair fall out more than usual. If your dog is experiencing unusual hair loss or excessive, and continuously for more than a week, or you are aware of baldness in certain areas, contact your veterinarian.

8. Mange / Mites (Mites)

Mange is a skin disorder caused by parasites called mites (mites). Sarcoptic Mange, also known as scabies in dogs, spread easily among dogs and can also be transmitted to humans, but the parasite can not survive in humans. The symptoms are excessive itching, skin redness, pain and collapse of the fur. The most frequently attacked are the ears, face and feet. Demodetic mange in dogs only occur and cause the affected areas to be bald, wounded and sick. Treatment can be given depending on the type of mange (mites) is.

9. Fleas (Flea)

Fleas are considered the bane of every pet owner. You may not be able to see small insects, but ticks left droppings or eggs and are usually seen on the dog's skin. Other symptoms are a lousy dog ​​licking the area continuously (redundant) or scratching, sores and hotspots. If the dog lice and severe, the dog may be deprived of blood and become anemic, resulting in even more dogs at risk for parasites such as tapeworm. Treatment may include topical / oral medication to kill the lice and disinfect / clean up the playground and dog cage.

10. Ticks (Tick)

Tick ​​live like fleas, they are parasites that live off the blood of its host. You can see the ticks are blood-sucking dog eyes 'naked'. To throw / lift ticks from dogs, take the tick using tweezers or tongs. Slowly pull the tick (flops head lice) out of the dog. Twisting or pulling too hard resulting in head louse is disconnected and the dog's skin and cause infection. You can get rid of ticks into the toilet, or dipped into a solution of alcohol to ensure the dead lice. Do not squeeze the tick because eggs can jump out of his stomach. Tick ​​is also a parasite that causes Lyme disease and other bacterial infections. If you live in areas of high population, consult your vet about the products anti-louse.

11. Changes in color or texture

Changes in skin color and the dog can be a danger sign of some metabolic or hormonal problem. Make sure you ask the vet about the changes seen in the skin of your dog.

12. Dry and Delicate Skin-Broke

Dry skin, and rupture can be a symptom of several problems. The most common symptoms are allergies, mange and other skin diseases. But more often, the skin is dry and cracked not a serious problem. Like humans, dog's skin becomes dry due to winter. If this makes your dog uncomfortable, contact your veterinarian.

13.Acral Lick Granuloma

Called also acral lick dermatitis, is a frustrating condition that makes the dog to lick one continuous area - usually the lower front legs. The area can not be cured, and the result is pain and itching, so the dog will continue licking the same place. Treatment can be, stop dog licking the area, both topical unpleasant taste / smell or you can pair the Elizabethan collar.

14. Skin Tumors

If you are aware of the hard bumps on the skin of your dog, immediately show the bulge at the vet. Sometimes dogs can develop tumors on their skin. The only way to diagnose the bulge is not a cancer or tumor is through a biopsy. If the bulge is small enough, the vet may advise you to pick it up, this is a single procedure. For tumors that do not spread, just the way this appointment is needed.

15. Hot Spots

Hot spots are also called acute moist dermatitis, which affects the areas are small in size. Hot spots appear red, irritation and infection. Hot spots are often found in the dog's head, hip, or chest area, and often feels hot to the touch. Hot spots are the cause of such things as infections, allergies, insect bites, excessive fawning habits and gnawing habits. Treatments that can be given is to clean the affected area hotspots and find out the cause of these hotspots.

16. Immune System Disorders

In rare cases, skin sores or infections that can not be recovered indicate an abnormality in the body's immune system of your dog. The most famous is Lupus, a disease that can affect dogs and humans. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the immune system attacks the cells in the body. Symptoms can include skin disorders and kidney problems. The disease is fatal if not treated.

17. Anal sac disease

Dog poop is not much smell, the dog will emit smell worse when they are defecating. It is derived from the anal sacs, which have a big impact if the dog is not 'emptied' well. The hallmark of the anal sacs clean a dog's dragging them to the bottom or to the ground floor. Other symptoms include biting or licking the anal region. Veterinarians can clean the anal sacs manually, but in cases of more severe, these bags must be removed.

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