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Skin Care

Using the right shampoo can really go a long way in making sure that your pet's coat is clean and shiny, but more importantly in good condition. Having healthy skin and coat is vitally important to the overall health of your pet, so do not make compromises when it comes to choosing a shampoo product that is developed to meet the unique coat, skin and special conditions of your animal.

Vethical Skin Care products treat the following conditions

Seborrhea is a skin condition that can occur in both dogs and cats. In most cases, flakes of dead skin are shed from the epidermis and hair follicles. The flakes can be either dry and similar to dandruff or oily and greasy. In some cases, excessive production of sebum can cause a strong odor accompanying the oily skin.

Primary seborrhea is fairly rare and is a family-related disease; several pups from the same litter can be affected. Secondary seborrhea is more common and can occur when another skin condition triggers the seborrheic process. It typically affects the front of the neck to the chest, elbows, hocks and hair along the edges of the ears. Wax can also accumulate in the ear canals with oily seborrhea.

Both primary and secondary seborrhea can be managed in similar fashions but always consult your veterinarian before beginning treatment.

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Seborrhea in Cats
Seborrhea in Dogs

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This skin condition can be caused by a variety of things and typically results in excessive itching and scratching. Causes include flea allergies, food allergies, seasonal allergies, contact dermatitis and Sarcoptic mange caused by mites. Mild cases of pruritus have minimal if any effect on dogs. However, more serious cases can lead to intense scratching which can cause painful skin lesions. Watch for scratching, biting, hair loss, reddening of the skin, pain or discomfort and chronic licking of the feet. Be sure to consult your veterinarian before treating.

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This skin condition results from the overgrowth of bacteria and yeasts that are naturally present on the skin and in the environment. These organisms are usually contained by the skin’s defense mechanisms but any factor weakening these mechanisms can favor skin infection. Therefore, skin infections are mostly secondary to another underlying disease or environmental conditions.

Skin infections can have different forms; they mostly include pustules and crusts, skin redness, itching, and unpleasant smell. Be sure to consult your veterinarian before treating.

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Demodex is a type of parasitic mite that can infect domestic dogs. These mites reside deep within the epidermis and hair follicles, and therefore are most commonly transmitted as a result of extended contact. Because of this, the areas that are usually infected include the face, eye area, muzzle and forelimbs. This presents in one of two ways. The first is Squamous that causes thickening of the skin and dry alopecia. The second is Pustular, a more severe type, which can result in a secondary infection with multiple red pustules and wrinkling of the skin. Be sure to consult your veterinarian before treating.

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Shampoos & Dermatologic Treatments

• SkinGuard®

Our exclusive line of shampoos has been formulated by our dermatologists based on the different pets’ skin conditions met in veterinary medicine. Our soap-free dermatologic treatments will relieve your pet from skin disease while moisturizing and soothing sensitive skin and leaving the coat fresh and odor free.