Atopic dermatitis (atopy) is an allergy to something in the environment (such as pollen, moulds, grass or dust mites).
Pockets in between skin folds get very warm and moist. This makes a perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to grow and infections to develop.
Read our vets' advice on what to do if your dog is bitten by a snake, what type of snake it was bitten by, how to help them and when to call a vet.
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