Why Your Dog is Itchy: A Review of Common Skin Allergies

Posted Posted in Biology, Other

By Jeffrey Nguyen, Animal Biology, ‘19 Author’s Note:  I originally wrote this piece for UWP 104E: Writing in the Sciences. The assignment called for an explanation of any scientific topic to the general public and I thought to write on a topic that would be both useful and relatable to pet owners. Skin allergies affect dogs of all breeds and can bear severe consequences if left untreated. I hope that this paper increases awareness on animal health and convinces pet owners to consider taking a second glance in those moments they observe something out of the ordinary.