Most dog problems centre around dermatitis. There are about 160 different disorders in dogs some of which create chronic difficulties. Chronic dermatitis takes 10% of hospital file folders. Taking the dog to the vet is necessary to determine the necessary intervention. Some skin problems are a case of pruritis or itchy skin which is not an allergy. In repeatedly occurring bacterial dermatitis, the dog displays circular patches, hair loss as well as scales and crusts. In most chronic bacterial dermatitis, predisposing factors should be considered. Other cases of curable chronic diseases are yeast infections which causes a greasy and oily skin. Fungal and ringworm as well as saborrhea (oily and flaky skin) due to low fatty acid and proteins in the diet and due to parasites like fleas and mites. Hereditary disorders are basically incurable. A wide variety of supplements and topical therapies may provide palliative care.
I notice that every time I go a little longer without bathing my dog, she starts to lick her paws and even bite them sometimes, to the point it gets really reddish. I've tried giving her medication, using creams and other things for allergies, but no matter what, it's like clockwork, she keeps having it. So even when I'm too busy to clean her up, I still put some shampoo in her paws so they won't get infected.
Our dogs undergo a daily examination by using our hands and eyes. That is to check if they have ticks or fleas and at the same time we also see if they have rashes. Our pug named Pipoy is always susceptible to rashes, that reddish marks which appear to be itchy for Pipoy would always be scratching himself. The red marks usually start to appear in the belly and will progress to the limbs.
At the first sign of the rashes, we would summon the vet so he could be given a shot. And miraculously, the rashes would vanish on the next day.