My eight-month-old Pug has developed serious skin infection since last four months. I keep in touch with our vet, but I am so worried. Please advice.


Deep skin scrapings, blood work or even biopsy may be required in dogs with any chronic dermatologic conditions to ensure the timely diagnosis of the disease. For example,parasitic diseases like demodicosis with secondary bacterial infections are common in growing young dogs. Many safer drugs are now available to cure demodicosis (bath or spot-on or pills). Because juvenile-onset demodicosis is a familial disease, any dog who develops the generalised form of demodicosis at a young age should not be used for breeding. Dogs who develop demodicosis may require additional diagnostic tests to help identify any underlying health problems

Question by – Ramesh Pendse, Pune