Skin Fungus from dogs to humans

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If you have a dog, you know that they itch and scratch constantly. But how do you know if the itching is just the normal every day dog scratching or something more serious that needs treatment by your veterinarian?

Dog itching is quite common and can be due to a number of conditions, from parasites such as fleas to more serious conditions of fungal infection. Here are some common reasons that dogs might be itching and scratching more than usual:

Parasites. Parasites are among the most common cause for dry, itchy, flaky skin in dogs. Fleas are the most common and visible skin parasite, but there are other types of parasites that can cause problems for dogs. Some of these parasites live deep in the hair follicle and are not visible to the naked eye. Therefore, a quick and inexpensive skin scraping procedure may need to be performed at the veterinarian’s office to determine what, if any parasites are present. Other common parasites in dogs are scabies and mites.

Allergies. Allergies associated with itchy skin are contact dermatitis and food allergies. Contact dermatitis is skin irritation that can arise literally overnight, causing a dog to react to a substance or surface that he’s never had any problems tolerating in the past. Common triggers for contact dermatitis include household chemicals and cleaners, laundry detergent, shampoos and dog perfumes, and fabrics like wool. Food allergies are among the most difficult conditions to diagnose, and skin irritation can occur as part of a constellation of symptoms associated with the body’s intolerance of a food item or ingredient. Chronic skin problems can also result from intolerance to a daily medication. Diagnosis often involves a great deal of trial and error to systematically rule out causes for the allergy. And treatment for allergies can include limiting contact with irritant and anti-histamine medications.

Fungal Infections. Fungal infections, such as yeast infections, are another cause for dry, itchy, scaly skin in dogs. Ringworm is another example of a fungal infection that can affect the skin. Unfortunately, these micro-organisms can not only spread around the dog’s body, but they can also spread to other pets and even human family members. Fungal infections tend to be the source of constant irritation from the time the lesion forms. Redness, oozing, secondary infection, flaking and scaling are very common in cases of fungal infections.

Source: www.utahhumane.org


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  • Avatar Nigel Tufnel Why is my dog constantly scratching itself?
    Dec 22, 2008 by Nigel Tufnel | Posted in Dogs

    She does not have fleas. I've heard diet has something to do with the health of the skin. Well, we've switched to a higher-end brand and the problem persists. Is it a fungus? The dog is miserable. Were she able to reach the spot I'm sure she would have nibbled herself hairless by now. Thanks in advance.

    • Obviously she has a skin problem. Dogs can also suffer from allergies, it is true. Hope this topic helps,

  • Avatar Heardsbabe Can a dog catch the mange, by walking around where the once contaminated dog was?
    Nov 12, 2006 by Heardsbabe | Posted in Dogs

    Someone put a dog with the mange in my backyard. I had the dog removed but now I'm afraid to let my dogs out. I don't want to take the chance of them catching it also. Is there something I can spray or dust my yard with …y chance of my dogs catching it or something I can give my dogs as a precaution. I have a shar pei and a chihuahua. Both dogs stay indoors and until the back yard is safe their outdoor time is very limited and on leash.

    • Yes and no. The Sarcoptic Mange Mite CAN live off of it's host for up to a week, but it's unlikely. Most die within 36 hours however the cooler the environment, the more pleasing it is to their survival. Are your dogs on …nge as well. So you should be okay with everything. You can spray your yard with any of the mentioned "stuff" or use a 1:30 bleach solution. This will kill your grass but it's much cheaper than mange treatment.