Pyoderma

When a dog's skin is cut or wounded, there is an increased risk of infection. Pyoderma refers to a bacterial infection of the skin that is very common in dogs. Lesions and pustules (inflamed pus-filled swelling) on the skin, and in some cases partial hair loss, often characterize the infection.…

Demodectic Mange

By Dr. Becker Canine mange is a skin condition caused by several different species of parasitic mites. The mites embed themselves either on your dog’s skin or hair follicles. Some species of mites commonly live on and in the bodies of dogs without causing a problem, but any type of…

Entropion

Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward. This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the eye, leading to corneal ulceration or perforation. It can also cause dark-colored scar tissue to build up over…