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Malassezia is a noncontagious yeast infection of the skin of dogs. The appearance of the skin varies. Typically we will see at least one of the following lesions involving the face (around the lips), neck, armpits or feet:

  • Oily/greasy skin
  • Hair loss
  • Thickened lathering skin
  • Scaly Skin
  • Red skin

Yeast infections may be very itchy. The development of a yeast infection indicates some underlying cause that allowed the yeast to overgrow. Most commonly it has been associated with allergies (atopic dermatitis or food-induced hypersensitivity). Treatment involves a topical medication and/or oral medication for 2-4 weeks.

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Allergy, Skin, and Ear Clinic For Pets


31205 Five Mile Road Livonia, MI 48154

Clinic Hours

Monday: 9 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 7 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm
Friday: 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm