Posts with tag atopic dermatitis

GSD Atopic Dermatitis Gene Is No Panacea

Last week’s headline, “Researchers identify gene associated with eczema in dogs,” on the AlphaGalileo Foundation website, got me excited. Having researched atopic dermatitis for an article last September, I immediately imagined what this could mean for dog owners everywhere. However, as is often the case with headlines, the story revealed a less promising tale – not… read more

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Take Control of Atopic Dermatitis

A dog that licks or chews on its feet, rubs its face as if itchy, scratches under its front legs and in the groin area, and licks its anal area excessively may be telling you that it has atopic dermatitis. It starts with a little inflammation, then generalized itching, called “pruritis,” leading to scratching. Next… read more