Our veterinarians at San Marco Animal Hospital are passionate about preventing and managing your pup’s skin conditions. So, you’ve come to the right place for effective dog skin rash treatment in Jacksonville, FL.
Dermatitis refers to a rash. Some of the most common forms of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis (eczema) and contact or allergic dermatitis. Environmental antigens such as pollens, molds, and dust mites may be to blame for atopic dermatitis. It’s a common problem among dogs, with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology reporting that terrier breeds are particularly prone to this condition. As a chronic skin disease, it can be managed but not necessarily “cured.”
Allergic skin diseases also tend to mimic other types of dermatological conditions, such as ringworm and parasitic mange. So, it’s important to visit professionals with advanced diagnostics and knowledge of skin diseases in canines to pinpoint the true nature of your dog’s itchy, irritated rash.
Just like with people, skin-related changes such as rashes can be tied to underlying conditions such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases like discoid lupus erythematosus. Again, it is important to get to the bottom of what is manifesting as a skin problem. Accurate diagnoses lead to effective treatment, relief for your pet, and an enhanced quality of life that helps to avoid further skin complications and systemic issues, depending on the nature of the problem.
The American Kennel Club reports that around 95% to 98% of cases of itchy, irritated skin fall into one of five categories:
Depending on the source of the itch, our vets may recommend any one or combination of the following remedies or treatments:
Seemingly commonplace conditions like dermatitis have many potential causes and potentially far-reaching consequences for your pet. Contact 904-516-9767 to schedule an appointment or stop by. We’ll get your pup feeling better in no time!