Skin Disease (Canine Seborrhea) in Dogs | petMD

with kerato-seborrheic disorders (oleosa or sicca) in dogs, cats and horses.
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Frequent bathing and topical treatment of the skin, as well as perhaps dietary supplementation, may make the condition more tolerable if a more specific therapy in not available. This usually means bathing from twice weekly to once every few weeks with an antiseborrheic shampoo. Ingredients considered antiseborrheic include sulfur, salicylic acid, tar, selenium sulfide, and benzoyl peroxide. One should always use tar shampoos with some caution, since they may irritate the skin and can result in contact dermatitis in the person doing the bathing—always wear gloves when using tar shampoos. Benzoyl peroxide, which is a common ingredient in acne products, can dry the skin and can bleach many fabrics. Therefore, it should not be used in dogs with overly dry skin unless the bath is followed by an emollient rinse or spray. Benzoyl peroxides are particularly helpful in cases where the scale collects in the hair follicles, such as it does in Schnauzer comedo syndrome and vitamin A-responsive dermatosis. For best effect, all antiseborrheic shampoos shoule be worked into then left on the animal’s skin (not just the haircoat) for 5-15 minutes after thorough lathering, or as recommended by the manufacturer. Proper rinsing is essential, and animals preferably should be air-dried or towel-dried rather than blown dry.
seborrhea in dogs, seborrhea sicca is the old term for dry, scaly disease, and oleosa essentially is oil or greasiness, and these terms are essentially.
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If seborrhea is not in your pet’s genetics, it can be caused as a result of an injury to the skin such as allergies, hypothyroidism, parasites, or a nutritional disorder. Seborrhea dermatitis is distinguished as flaking and inflammation of the skin. Seborrhea oleosa is characterized by the overproduction of oil which also releases a foul smell. Seborrhea sicca is when the skin becomes very dry causing scaling of the skin. Seborrhea is frequently predominant in areas such as ears, stomach, elbows, armpits, and ankles. Breeds of dogs are commonly infected are dogs such as Labradors, Dobermans, German Sheppards, and a few more. Cats that commonly suffer from seborrhea are Persian and Himalayan cats. Seborrhea typically affects the back, face and flanks causing scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin. There are two types of seborrhea, called seborrhea sicca meaning dry seborrhea, and seborrhea oleosa (oily seborrhea). Most dogs with seborrheic dermatitis have a combination of dry and oily seborrhea.
Photo provided by FlickrSeborrhea is a skin condition in dogs that causes flaky skin (dandruff) and greasiness ..
Photo provided by FlickrThere are two common forms of seborrhea: oily (oleosa) and dry (sicca).
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There are three types of that affect dogs. Seborrhea sicca,or "dry" seborrhea, causes dryness and scaliness of the skin. Seborrheaoleosa, or "oily" seborrhea, causes scaliness and flakiness, but it also causes excessive oiliness of the skin the gives your dog's skin a distinctive odor. Seborrheic dermatitis causes flakiness and oiliness, but with the additional symptom of inflammation.Seborrhea oleosa is also termed as oily seborrhea. The condition is manifested by skin flaking accompanied by excess oil production on the skin’s surface. Dogs with Seborrhea oleosa often have a greasy coat and a distinct smell.Seborrhea exists in two forms: seborrhea sicca and seborrhea oleosa. The first is dry seborrhea and the second is oily seborrhea. If a dog has dry seborrhea, he'll experience symptoms such as skin flaking and dry, dehydrated patches. If a dog has oily seborrhea, on the other hand, he'll experience immoderate greasiness of the coat. Dogs who have seborrhea typically possess elements of both kinds of the disorder, however. Seborrhea in most cases is a symptom of a medical condition rather than an ailment in and of itself.Your dog has what is known as "seborrhea oleosa". Dogs with this condition have an oily skin and coat and get a sort of scaly, greasy, yellowish flaking dandruff. They often smell a little bit "off" (I agree that most Border Collies have very little "doggie odor". Even when wet, my dogs don't really smell. A large proportion of the rescues don't smell either after being cleaned up and put on healthy diets) and will feel..... ummmm... "sticky" or "icky" (I don't really know how to describe it quite right) to the touch. It comes from the overproduction of fat by the skin cells and oils by the hair follicles. This is what accumulates, flakes off, and smells pretty ripe. This accumulation becomes itchy to the dog (ever not wash your hair for a couple of weeks?) and the dog begins scratching.