The skin is the largest organ of a dog’s body and a number of disorders can affect it. Like other dogs, Labradors can suffer from allergies that lead to dermatitis (skin inflammation). Allergies can be caused by many different things, including something your dogs inhaled (such as pollen or dust mites), something they've eaten (for example, wheat), something your Lab's come into contact with (for example, washing powders), or bites from fleas and ticks.
Another skin problem, pyoderma (meaning ‘infection of the skin’) is usually caused by bacteria, fungi (‘ringworm’) or yeasts. Skin disorders can be managed using various treatments, usually required long-term, which means the dog can get on with enjoying life.