What does atopic dermatitis look like in dogs?

Table of contents:

  1. What does atopic dermatitis look like in dogs?
  2. Why does my dog keep getting yeast ear infections?
  3. Why does my dog keep shaking his head?
  4. What could be in my dog's ear?
  5. How do you tell if my dog has an ear infection or ear mites?

What does atopic dermatitis look like in dogs?

Atopic animals will usually rub, lick, chew, bite, or scratch at their feet, flanks, ears, armpits, or groin, causing patchy or inconsistent hair loss and reddening and thickening of the skin. The skin itself may be dry and crusty or oily depending upon the dog.

Why does my dog keep getting yeast ear infections?

If your dog swims or is bathed frequently, trapped water or debris in the ear canal can lead to yeast infections. Allergens like pollens, mold, dust, feathers, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, and certain foods can also lead to ear infections in a dog.

Why does my dog keep shaking his head?

Common Reasons Dogs Shake Their Heads Itchiness due to skin allergies. Irritant trapped in their ear such as grass seeds, water or insects. Bacterial or yeast infection. Inflammation of ear canal.

What could be in my dog's ear?

Some ear problems in dogs are caused by a bacterial infection, also known as otitis externa. This is one of the most common ear problems in dogs that we treat. The symptoms of a bacterial ear infection are easy to spot so if your dog is suffering from this you might notice: Shaking of the head.

How do you tell if my dog has an ear infection or ear mites?

So if your dog or cat is constantly scratching their ears, shaking their head or flattening their ears back, they could have ear mites or ear infection in their ear.