If your dog is experiencing skin problems, please also refer to information on this site for
Coat Funk and Hypothyroidism.

Offsite Reference

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American College of Veterinary Dermatology - ACVD
Information about the effectiveness of dermatology, their research foundation, and a very useful section to help you find a qualified dermatologist in your area. Includes an interesting section of Before and After treatment shots.
Hot Spots / Moist Eczema -
Describes the development and treatment of the common "hot spot".
Acral Lick Dermatitis - Long Beach Animal Hospital
Detailed list of causes, diagnosis and various treatments of this very frustrating skin disease found mostly in dogs.
Lick Granulomas, a Dermatology Nightmare -
Everyone who has had a dog with a lick granuloma will tell the same story.  The skin lesion started as a tiny sore spot on the skin and the dog kept licking at it.
Therapy of Flea Allergy Dermatitis - World Small Animal Veterinary Association
by Didier-Noel Carlotti, Doct.Vet, Dip ECVD
Details the treatment and control of both the disease and the dog's environment.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis, Flea bite hypersensitivity - VetCentric
Any breed or sex of dog can be affected.  The most common canine allergic skin disorder, flea allergy only can be resolved by preventing the dog from being bitten by the flea and removing all the fleas from the dog's environment.
Zinc Responsive Dermatosis - Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Describes the development, diagnosis and treatment of this common Northern Breed affliction.
Zinc Requirements in Dogs -
by Drs. Foster & Smith. Describes the diagnosis and treatment of zinc responsive dermatosis, and examines both natural and supplemental sources of zinc.