As veterinary dermatologists, we are often asked about how to maintain good health of our pet’s skin and hair coat. In general, good nutrition and routine bathing are good places to start. Make sure to feed your dog a high quality, nutritionally balanced diet. Today, pet parents have a wide variety of high quality diets on the market to choose from. Diets supplemented with essential fatty acids (often marine fish oils) may be of benefit in dogs with chronic, allergic skin disease.

Routine bathing and cleansing of the skin helps to remove dirt and debris. This can be especially helpful in dogs with a history of skin disease. If your dog has allergies, odor, itchy or rashy skin more frequent bathing can be helpful to remove bacteria, yeast and other products of inflammation from the skin surface. In addition- it can be a great for overall skin health & to prevent that doggy odor! On our website you will find a variety of blogs and articles on topics relating to the general health of your pet’s skin.  Because our content is brought to you by board certified veterinary dermatologists, you can trust that it is timely and credible.

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Allergy Avoidance

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Common Treatment Options for Allergy Dogs

Contact Allergy

Dog Eyelid Inflammation

Flea Allergy

House Dust Allergy

Licking, Scooting, and Head-Shaking

Steroid Therapy & Side-Effects

Topical Therapy Advice from Dermatologists

The What and Why of Doggy Allergy

Disease / Infection / Parasite

Acral Lick Dermatitis "Lick Granuloma"

Canine Bacterial Skin Infections, "Pyoderma"

Canine Mange

Canine Nasal Lesions 1

Canine Nasal Lesions 2

Canine Pemphigus Foliaceus



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Ear Disease (Otitis)

Endocrine Hypothyroidism

Follicular Dysplasia


Malassezia Dermatitis ("Yeast") in the Dog

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal

Scaling Diseases

Sebaceous Adenitis

Viral Papillomas, "Warts"