Calci Virus

Seborus Dermatitis/ Oily Discharge on Skin of Dogs

Symptoms

  • Itching with foul smelling and greasy discharges from the body coat.
  • Causes flaky skin (dandruff) and greasiness of the skin and hair.can lead to a secondary infection of the skin.
  • Often, dogs will smell bad due to the buildup of oil on the skin and hair
  • Two common forms of seborrhea oily (oleosa) and dry (sicca)

Treatment

  • This may include physical examination
  • Skin scrapings for parasites
  • Fungal and bacterial cultures of the skin and hair
  • A fecal examination; and blood tests (CBC, chemistry panel) to rule out allergies, endocrine diseases, and dietary/digestive disorders.
  • Sometimes a biopsy of the skin may be necessary according to that treatment done by vet.