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The Bloodhound Club
Association Of Bloodhound Breeders
Skin issues are reportedly the 3rd most common reason for dog owners (all breeds) to visit their vets. Bloodhounds are no more or less prone to the various conditions or parasites that cause skin issues, but due to the folds under the neck, they can be susceptible to skin fold pyoderma.
Skin issues can also be caused by yeast infections, allergies(food and environmental etc) and bacterial infections.
What can we do to reduce incidence of skin issues?
Careful selection of breeding stock that doesn't have excessive skin folds is recommended.
Avoid breeding from stock that are suffering from allergies that cause skin issues.
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