Category Archives: Dermatology

Dandruff in dogs

Basil is a 4-month-old Mini Schnauzer who has recently joined his new family. He visited Uni Vets Camden as his family had noticed Basil was shedding a lot of dandruff. While it is important to stay clean and healthy, it turns out that Basil may have been bathed a few times too much! Over-bathing can…
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Ear infections in dogs

Isaac recently came to Uni Vets Camden as he had sore and itchy ears. We took samples from both his ears, and discovered a large number of budding yeasts seen under the microscope! In dogs with recurrent ear infection like Isaac, there is often an underlying allergy, such as atopy or food hypersensitivity. Secondary infections…
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Hot spots

Meet Gus! Poor Gus was suffering from a severe itch due to an underlying ear infection. As if that wasn’t bad enough, his excessive scratching has led to a deep hotspot. These occur due to extreme scratching or licking causing trauma to the skin, leaving a raw, oozy surface. Disruption to the protective skin barrier…
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Something ‘in the air’

Meet the handsome Dexter, a 3-year-old German Shepherd who came into Uni Vets Camden to visit Dr Tina Baxter about his itchy skin. Dexter has suffered from allergic skin disease for most of his life.  Like many dogs, the cause of his allergy was thought to be something ‘in the air’; similar to hay fever…
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