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Old May 23rd, 2001, 07:54 AM
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Canine Seborrhea - Answered by Dr. Slome

Canine seborrhea - Answered by Dr.Slome

Canine seborrhea is not a simple disease by any means. Skin diseases often become chronic diseases which don't go away and often extremely frustrating to treat and control.

To give you an analogy - people may get allergic reactions like bronchitis and asthma which is rarely seen in dogs. In dogs most allergies whether food, environmental, inhalation etc. will always target the skin first. Seborrhea is a complex disease and in most cases can only be managed, however there may be cases where we can test for the underlying cause and treat the cause directly. However be prepared for blood testing, allergy testing and skin biopsies, food trials etc. Other than this there is
not much more you can do than you are doing at present.

Sometimes Selsun or other people shampoo can be used for different types of seborrhea. But which shampoo can only be determined by the examining Veterinarian.

Sorry for not being able to give you more info but good luck.
Maybe you will be lucky and if it is a seasonal problem then it may only appear at certain times of the year.

Martin Slome DVM

Centre Street Animal Hospital
7700 Bathurst Street Units 40-42
L4J 7Y3
(905) 771-9855

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