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What is Seborrhoea?

What is Seborrhoea?

Seborrhoea is a chronic skin disease that is characterized by excessive scale production and greasiness.    What causes Seborrhoea? The cause is unknown, but affected dogs have accelerated basal cell turnover (keratinocytes).  What breeds commonly suffer from Seborrhoea? Idiopathic Seborrhoea occurs in two types  Primary Seborrhoea is an inherited disorder and is seen in several breeds of dogs including: Basset Hounds Cocker Spaniels Dachshunds Doberman Pinschers  German Shepherd Dogs Irish Setters Labrador Retrievers  Poodles Shar Peis Springer Spaniels  West Highland Terriers      2.  Secondary Seborrhoea occurs secondary to almost any other skin disease and can occur in any dog....

What is Pododermatitis?

Podogermatitis affects the skin webs between the toes and between the foot pads.  It's a general terms for several different skin disorders.  It will result in redness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes discharging sinuses.  Usually the underlying cause is unknown.   What causes podogermatitis? Sometimes the cause can be identified, but many times there is no known cause.  Here are some list of causes: Most cases are idiopathic meaning unknown Foreign object penetrates into the skin like grass, splinters of wood, thorns Foreign material collected against the skin like gravel, sand, tar, walking in freshly laid grass, chemicals Trauma like cuts,...

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