There are many different types of skin conditions that dogs can have – some are genetic, whereas others may be due to environmental factors. There is also a subset of conditions (allergies) and are believed to be both genetic, and have some type of environmental trigger. Depending on the condition these conditions may be relatively simple to treat, or they may require long-term management strategies.
Canine Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common causes of itchy dogs, however it can be difficult to diagnose and complicated to manage. There are three pillars to the management of environmental allergies in dogs – reduce allergen presence, diet/supplements, and medications.
An introduction to dog food allergies – information about the identification, and diagnosis of dog food allergies, along with the breakdown of how dog food elimination trials are done, and how to select a diet for a trial.
Have you ever tried food after food after food for your dog, to find that they just seem to be allergic to every protein source on the market? Well, there are a couple of reasons for that… One is that your dog actually doesn’t have a food allergy – it has an intolerance. Two is…
About the Author: Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician (Veterinary Nurse) and Dog Mom with over a decade of experience with dogs and cats. Since graduation from college (BS Biology, Dip. Animal Nutrition, AS Animal Science) she has adopted two mixed breed dogs – Ranger and Ash, and has focused her time learning about pet food and nutrition.
Nikki shares information on a range of dog nutrition topics: from how to create a homemade complete and balanced dog food recipes, to how to choose a dog food. Nikki strives to give dog parents the information they need in order to make the best nutrition decisions for their pup!
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