“Untreated, the dog’s skin soon develops thickening, resembling that of an elephant.”
- Bassett hounds
Malassezia Dermatitis Treatment. Your vet diagnoses Malassezia dermatitis via a skin scraping or biopsy. She’ll prescribe special shampoos with yeast-killing ingredients for your dog. You might have to bathe your dog a few times a week for up to three months. Your vet will also prescribe oral anti-fungal medications, which your pet must take for the long-term — possibly for life. These drugs can affect the liver, so your vet will monitor your dog regularly.
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