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Banfield Pet Hospital – Common Types of Skin Disease in Dogs and Cats

August 31, 2019


[Music]>>NARRATOR: Your pet’s skin.>>DR. WEBB: Hi, I’m Dr. Webb , a veterinarian
at Banfield Pet Hospital. As your partner in pet care, it’s our goal
to help you keep your pet healthy and happy. When your pet’s immune system reacts abnormally
to substances such as fleas, pollens, mold spores, mites and certain foods, it’s called an allergy. The offensive substances those causing your
pet’s signs, are allergens. Common reasons for many skin conditions fall
into one of the following three categories: parasitic, nutritional, and environmental.>>NARRATOR:Parasites, which are organisms
that live and feed off of another living organism, can cause your pet to suffer from discomfort, allergic reactions, and other serious conditions. Flea allergy dermatitis is one of the most
common skin conditions in dogs and cats. Pets with this condition aggressively scratch
and chew at their skin and fur. This can create a rash and skin infections. Ticks, lice or mites can also cause disease. Your Banfield veterinarian can recommend a
parasite control product that will control and prevent an infestation, keeping your pet (and your home!) comfortable
and safe. Some pets can have skin or coat problems because
of the food they eat. Signs of nutrition-related skin problems can
include patchy hair loss, excessive dandruff, itchy skin or a dull, lackluster coat. If your pet shows any of these signs, your
Banfield veterinarian can recommend a different food. we have several different veterinary diets
formulated for pets that have nutritional allergies. Medication might also be recommended during
your visit. Dust mites and pollens are environmental allergens
that can cause an itchy skin condition known as atopic dermatitis. Pets with atopic dermatitis can also develop
bacterial and yeast infections on their skin and ears. Otitis externa, which is a clinical term for
inflammation of the ear, is very common in dogs and cats and often results in ear infections. These infections can be itchy and painful,
and the ears may have a foul odor or discharge. The ear flap and canal appear red and swollen
from the irritation, and your pet may shake their head or tilt
it to one side. Your Banfield veterinarian can help relieve
and prevent this with medication and preventive care techniques like at-home ear cleaning.>>DR. To help catch issues early, we recommend
twice yearly comprehensive exams and parasite screenings.>>NARRATOR:Thanks for listening. Remember, you know your pet best. And we know how to help you keep them healthy. For more information on this and other pet
healthcare topics, visit banfield.com [Music]

2 Comments

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  • Reply Moni Mendoza May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Been a pet owner all my life one thing is for sure motherfucking vets know how to exam $100 and sking scraping another $100 and prescribe some bullshit meds that dont resolve issue even when tested $500 so all together TWICE A YEAR $700 minimum goes to vets and dog still sick.

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