What is Hyperpigmentation in Dogs? Learn About this Skin Condition | VetDERM Clinic

What is Hyperpigmentation in Dogs? Learn About this Skin Condition

Has part of your dog’s skin become a certain darker colour lately? Does part of your dog’s skin feel or look abnormal compared to the rest of his or her body? There is a long list of signs and changes that are associated with skin conditions in dogs. One of these changes is called hyperpigmentation. […]

In Vancouver, Every Season is Flea Season | VetDERM Clinic

In Vancouver, Every Season is Flea Season

Peak season for fleas in most of Canada is mid-summer, or sooner, about May through June. Vancouver, however, rarely gets cold enough in the winter to kill fleas, which thrive in humid temperatures. Therefore, every season is flea season in Vancouver, and it’s imperative to prevent an infestation. One way you can arm yourself against […]

Common Lumps and Tumours in Dogs: What to Look For | VetDERM Clinic

Common Lumps and Tumours in Dogs: What to Look For

Like with humans, as dogs age they are likely to develop fatty deposits and other benign (non-cancerous) lumps. However, some of these could turn out to be lumps that are not straightforward to assess. By performing a monthly “lump check” on your dog, you can keep track of their lumps and bumps. You can easily […]

Pet Dandruff: Causes & How to Prevent Its Buildup | VetDERM Clinic

Causes of Pet Dandruff and How to Prevent It from Building Up

Humans are not the only ones who may have dandruff; your pets can get it too. Dandruff is made up of dead skin cells, or dander, that fall from the skin. When clumped together, it looks like white flakes. Dandruff is most noticeable if your pet has a dark-coloured hair coat, or has been scratching […]

Skin Mites in Dogs: What You Need to Know about Demodicosis | VetDERM Clinic

Skin Mites in Dogs: What You Need to Know about Demodicosis

Dogs get all sorts of skin problems for a variety of different reasons. One of the more common causes of patchy dog hair loss and irritated red skin is demodicosis. This is especially common in puppies. Demodicosis (or “red mange”) is one of the skin problems in dogs that can be easily treated but requires […]

Bulldog Problems: What You Should Know About Their Skin Folds and How to Avoid Infections | VetDERM Clinic

Bulldog Problems: What You Should Know About Their Skin Folds and How to Avoid Infections

Bulldogs are cute, adorable dogs with great personalities and features distinct from most other dog breeds. The breed can exhibit especially distinct facial skin folds, tail folds and thick stubby legs and feet apart from many other features related to these dogs. Possessing these facial folds and other skin folds means they are more prone […]

What Are The Signs Of Itchiness In Dogs? | VetDERM Clinic

What are the Signs of Itchiness in Dogs?

Itchiness (also called pruritus) is the sensation that induces an animal or human to itch itself locally or over large areas of the skin. It can be caused by various ailments including underlying allergies, skin infection by bacteria or yeast, as well as due to sudden trauma such as an insect bite. Itchiness in dogs […]

Does Your Dog Have Pollen Allergies? | VetDERM Clinic

Does Your Dog Have Pollen Allergies?

Like humans, a dog’s immune system can recognize allergens and allergic symptoms can surface. If you find your dog scratching, licking, or biting themselves more than usual, they may have allergic dermatitis caused by seasonal and pollen allergies. Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Dermatitis: Itchy, red, moist, or scabbed skin Itchy, runny eyes Itchy back […]