What is Comedo syndrome?

What is Comedo syndrome?

Schnauzer Comedo Syndrome is a common skin disorder exclusively of Miniature Schnauzers. The skin lesions usually appear on the dogs’ back and feel like small scabs. They are akin to “black heads” in people. They are caused due to an inherited defect in the hair follicles of the skin.

What can I give my schnauzer for allergies?

Shampoos that are organic, sulfate-free and hypoallergenic, and which have added anti-inflammatories like aloe vera, can also calm irritated and itchy skin. For more severe cases, speak with your veterinarian about medications such as antihistamines and corticosteroids to better manage the inflammations.

Why is my schnauzer itching?

In dogs, rather than sneeze, allergies make their skin itchy. We call this skin allergy “atopy”, and Mini Schnauzers often have it. Commonly, the feet, belly, folds of the skin, and ears are most affected. Symptoms typically start between the ages of one and three and can get worse every year.

Is it possible for a Schnauzer to have allergies?

Standard Schnauzers, in particular, are a very healthy breed and suffer far less from disease and genetic problems than other dogs. However, every dog breed may be prone to certain health problems that can be genetically inherited and recur from generation to generation. This can include allergies.

Are there any health problems with Miniature Schnauzers?

Miniature Schnauzers are historically free of many genetic problems common among other purebred dogs. Every breed of dog has certain health problems that recur in generation after generation, however. Miniature Schnauzers do have a tendency toward allergies and allergic skin conditions.

Why does my Miniature Schnauzer rub his face?

Miniature Schnauzers that chew on their feet, rub their faces or scratch their ears may be having an allergic reaction. A dog that suffers from allergies can experience hair loss or skin abrasions. Miniature Schnauzers seem to be prone to an allergic reaction that appears as a “hot spot” in the neck area.

When to take your Schnauzer to the vet?

Your Schnauzer will most likely experience intense itching at one or more locations on his body. Any skin irritation that results in these symptoms could be a sign of an inhalant allergy. Once your Schnauzer is experiencing symptoms of inhalant allergies, you can take her to a veterinarian so that they can conduct an intradermal skin test.

Are there any issues with an aging Schnauzer?

Aging Schnauzers will have the same issues as any human when they age. You will notice that your dog may have: One of the key points to working with an aging Schnauzer is to know the expected life span.

When to call the vet for a schnauzer?

Dog Sickness Symptoms: Be on the look out for any changes in your dog’s health including: If you observe any of the above symptoms or warning signs in your Miniature Schnauzer, a call to your vet is needed. Dog Health Tip: A really good idea is to keep a dog journal of your Miniature Schnauzer’s normal behavior.

When does a miniature schnauzer get night blindness?

PRA is an inherited disease that appears when the dog is still young, at around three years old. It begins with night blindness, but will eventually develop to completely blind the dog in both eyes within a year or two. Although the condition is not painful for the dog, there is no cure for PRA.

What are the symptoms of a sick Schnauzer?

Abnormal behavior – lethargy, aggressiveness. Loss of appetite. Sudden changes in weight – weight gain or loss. Excessive thirst. Excessive urination. Blood in urine. Difficulty moving – walking, getting up or lying down. Any abnormal discharge – nose, eyes, ears, or any body opening.