• The Spring Scratch: Canine Atopy

    5 monthes ago - By Fairfax Animal Hospital

    The Spring Scratch: Canine Atopic Dermatitis
    By: Dr. Jaclyn Erwin
    Spring is here is full force, the flowers and trees are blooming and the winter drearies have changed to a colorful scene. With all this beauty comes pollen, grass, mold, and dust particles causing our canine companions to itch and itch.
    Atopy, is one of the most common skin disorders in dogs. This is an inherited allergic reaction to allergens being absorbed across the skin barrier. The airborne particles or allergens are harmless to those that are not allergic to them. However, allergies will develop in those dogs with a...
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