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    Skin Problems Dogs

    Skin is often one of the first places your dog will show signs of chronic disease. So, it’s always important to pay attention to your dog’s skin health before skin conditions appear.

    The skin acts as a barrier against bacteria, temperature variations, water losses, etc. There are several major categories of skin diseases including allergies, infections and skin problems like oily skin and / or dandruff (also called dander).

    Skin problems: Look for the Cause

    Skin diseases or dermatoses generate a high percentage of veterinary consultations. If the symptoms are general enough (itching, dandruff, irritated skin), the causes can be very diverse.

    Skin problems are among the first reasons for veterinary consultations. Dermatological manifestations can be multiple: an animal that has red skin, scratches, loses hair, gives off a strong smell, has oily skin, dandruff.

    Some skin diseases are benign and easy to manage. Others may require heavier support.

    Allergy: a Common Problem

    There are different types of allergy. Among the most common are allergy to flea bites (flea allergy dermatitis or DAPP), food allergy and canine atopic dermatitis (DAC), which is particularly common.

    The latter knows several risk factors including the predisposition of some canine breeds. Atopic dogs can be victims of secondary skin infections, the skin, weakened, no longer playing its role as a barrier against certain microbes.

    An allergic dog remains so for life, unless it is desensitized, which can sometimes allow remission in rare cases. Allergy is managed through adapted medical, food and hygienic measures.

    Managing Dog’s Skin Problems

    Itching is one of the most common symptoms and covers many causes, from parasites to allergies, to behavioral disorders!

    Skin problems must therefore be the subject of a rigorous treatment and prevention care during which the vet will gather a maximum of information and will carry out any appropriate samples and additional examinations in order to find the precise origin of the disorder. The vet may then recommend regular local care, use of suitable shampoos, an appropriate diet as an overall effective treatment.…

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    Photography Basics: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

    Photography is certainly one of the most effective and most enchanting ways to capture the world. Don’t look any further than the nearest news station, social media feed, book cover, or magazine article to see that photographs do have power. This article talks about the beginner’s guide to photography basics if you want to learn how to harness that power, improve your photography, and take the best photos. Here, we try to explain the basic concepts and best tips you should be aware of in making it big in the photography industry.

    The Exposure Triangle

    Photography is mostly about capturing the best light. A lot of beginners believe that the magic of photography lies in the camera body, but the real source of that magic is the light. A properly-lit subject could be captured poorly, but a badly-lit subject would never look good.

    Hence, you need to understand and appreciate the exposure triangle if you want to capture impressive photography. When snapping a photograph, the camera opens its shutter and begins accepting light through the lens. The light then hits the sensor in the camera, which is therefore processed as an image.

    How to Hold A Camera

    The next thing in photography basics is to learn how to properly hold a camera. When we say “properly,” we mean “in a manner that reduces camera shaking as much as possible.”

    Keep in mind that when a camera is capturing a photo, the shutter goes up, then the sensor is filled up with light. However, if you make a move while the shutter is still open, the light would smear across the sensor and cause a blurry photo. No or the least movement equates to no camera shake.

    The trick is to put your arms closer to your body, so they are stable against your body’s core. This would reduce camera shake and let your hand-held photos to be as sharp as possible.…