Skin problems are among the most common reasons dogs end up at the veterinarian’s office.
A dog’s skin condition can have a wide range of causes, from external parasites like fleas and mites, to allergies and even endocrine disorders. Many canine skin conditions can be treated at home, but it’s important that any worsening skin issue or one that continues beyond one or two weeks without improvement is a good reason for a veterinarian visit.
Two Common Dog Skin Problems – Rashes & Hot Spots
Rashes (redness or irritation) can occur on any part of your dog’s skin but are commonly seen on the belly. Common causes of a dog’s belly rash are contact dermatitis, insect bites, and allergies. If contact dermatitis is suspected, wash the affected skin with ArmiVet™ to remove any of the irritants that may still be present.
Hot Spots are among the most common skin conditions for dogs. Hot spots can have different underlying causes and treatments based on severity.
A hot spot is a moist, irritated area of skin, usually with hair matted over it. Hot spots are caused by excessive licking or chewing of an area. The excessive licking introduces bacteria to traumatized skin, causing the hot spot.
Uncomplicated hot spots can be treated by carefully clipping the area to allow the skin to breathe and cleaning the area with an excellent topical wound wash product like ArmiVet®.
Use ArmiVet® today and watch rashes/skin irritation go away!