Saxi milts with their dogs
More than half (58 per cent) of dog owners would take their dog to a vet to assess skin conditions, while 42 per cent would choose to try and treat it at home.
The three most common skin complaints in dogs seen by vets are atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin disease associated with allergies, (48 per cent), otitis, an inflammatory disease in the external ear canal or middle ear (39 per cent) and allergies as a result of fleas (30 per cent).Last May, All Nippon Airways trialed a charter tour that took 87 passengers to Hokkaido Prefecture with 44 pets.ANA's basic package cost about ¥220,000 (£2,500) for two adults and a dog - and demand was so great that the flight sold out in just two days.K9 Magazine issued a survey to its readers, to which 1,318 responded.
Separate research about skin conditions was carried out among 23 veterinary professionals.
For ¥150,000 (£1,037), the package tour means owners and their dogs will also get to stay together in a hotel and go sightseeing in rented cars.