What is a Snorkie?

The Snorkie is a popular hybrid designer breed that is also often referred to as the Schnerrier. He is a mix of a Miniature Schnauzer and a Yorkshire Terrier. He is a small dog and usually only stands 5 to 12 inches and weighs 8 to 12 pounds. This energetic little dog is a happy addition to any household.

What kind of skin problems does the Westie have?

Infection of the skin by the yeast Malassezia is a common complication of skin conditions in the Westie. Symptoms include hair loss, intense itching, black oily crusty skin, an unpleasant odor, and ear infections. The condition usually progressively gets worse.

Why does my Westie have black spots on his ears?

Yeast Infection. Yeast present on the dog’s ears and skin grows at an alarming rate, causing foul-smelling, red, itchy skin. Without correct treatment, the skin turns black, hair falls out and the ears become infected. This condition is secondary to other Westie allergies that compromise the skin.

Can a westie dog get atopic dermatitis?

If not treated, Westies can be prone to severe skin irritation and infections. How atopic dermatitis manifests depends on the dog, as some may be itchy all over their body while others may only experience itchiness in certain areas.

Is it possible for a Westie to have Malassezia?

Is your Westie suffering from itching, hair loss, black oily skin and/or crusty skin, a musty/yeasty odor, and usually accompanied by an ear infection? If your response is “yes,” than it is quite possible that your Westie has Malassezia. Yeast infections are especially itchy, crusty, and smelly.

What kind of skin problems do Westie people have?

Below is the most common type of Westie skin problem you may come across and need to treat over their lifetime. By far, the most common Westie allergy is dry skin, which can lead to the development of severe dandruff.

How to tell if your Westie has atopic dermatitis?

The first sign of atopic dermatitis is seasonal itching around the ears and underneath the body, usually leading to sneezing, face rubbing and watery eyes. If it progresses, your Westie may experience hair loss, scabs, excoriations, and secondary bacterial skin infections, as well as darkened skin and ear infections.

Why does my Westie have a lot of dandruff?

Well, turns out that it isn’t just humans that are prone to dandruff and greasy skin and hair; Westies are too! As a result of a variety of reasons, such as parasites, the lack of proper nutrition, allergies, or endocrine/autoimmune disorders, your Westie may suffer from greasy skin, hair and dandruff, otherwise known as canine seborrhea.

What kind of skin problems do West Highland Terriers have?

As a topical skin disease common in approximately 25% of all West Highland white terriers, it’s discomfort comes from severe irritation and skin damage. If not treated, Westies can be prone to severe skin irritation and infections.