Fungal infections in cats and dogs

Nicola Swales
Saturday, October 2, 2021

Fungal infections are an easily diagnosable cause of skin disease in companion animals. This article aims to give an overview of the more common fungal infections seen in cats and dogs, how to investigate them, and how to treat them. A small section on rarer fungal infections is included for information. Veterinary nurses are often involved in dermatology clinics, so knowledge of both common and rarer dermatomycoses can be very useful.

Figure 1. 
Malassezia pododermatitis in a dog with underlying atopic dermatitis.
Figure 1. Malassezia pododermatitis in a dog with underlying atopic dermatitis.

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