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Contact Dermatitis Dogs:Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Contact dermatitis is a kind of skin inflammation caused by physical and chemical factors in the environment.

Causes of Contact Dermatitis Dogs

The skin of dogs, especially the skin on the abdomen, due to its sparse coat and frequent contact with the ground, is more susceptible to irritation and corrosion from grass, concrete, asphalt, plastic, floor, and residual chemicals on the surface, such as pesticides and disinfectants. The inflammation of the skin may be caused by direct irritation or allergic reactions.

Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis Dogs

The clinical manifestations are usually redness and swelling, desquamation, crusting, tissue exudation and secondary infection in the abdomen, thighs and chest. Due to the dog's licking and biting, this kind of inflammation can also be seen in the dog's feet and perineum.

Diagnostic criteria for Contact Dermatitis Dogs

It was mainly based on clinical symptoms and medical history.

Contact Dermatitis Dogs Treatment

The aim is to reduce contact irritation, control infection, and promote healing.
① Eliminate environmental pathogenic factors, such as: chemical agents in contact with the dog body, cement, grass, etc.
② The wound can be used with mucous membrane disinfectant, such as: vernul-like cleaning, and then use corticosteroids ointment, or combined with the application of antibiotics; Codesone chloride can be used in more severe cases.
③ For large area of severe inflammation, corticosteroids and antibiotics should be taken at the same time.