The causes and risk factors of candidiasis are numerous. Dogs that have skin that has been traumatized, damaged by burns, or that has dying and inflamed tissue (necrotizing dermatitis) carry an increased risk of acquiring the condition.
Burns are primarily caused by one of three things: chemicals, electricity, or heat from liquids or hot objects. It is essential to quickly ascertain the cause of the burn so that it can be appropriately treated.
Always check your dog from head to tail after he goes outside, or when you return home from work, to see if it acquired any minor injuries. If you should find any, re-examine him more thoroughly to see if there are deeper wounds.