Category Archives: Dermatology

Hot Spots

A hot spot is an itchy, red, and often ulcerated skin lesion that develops very rapidly (hence the name ‘Hot Spot’) caused by a series of events that begins with very itchy skin. This itch could be due to fleas or other insect bites, allergies, or even an ear infection. In response to the itch,…
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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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