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Skin Conditions

Endocrine Disorders

Your pet's endocrine system (including hormones) is made up of a collection of glands located throughout the body. The job of these glands (endocrine glands) is to generate hormones and deliver them to the various organs and systems throughout the body.

When your cat or dog's hormone and endocrine system malfunctions, it may generate a level of hormones that is too high or too low. Consequently, a wide range of serious conditions can develop. The most common hormonal imbalances that can affect the skin are thyroid and cortisone.

Signs of endocrine disorders:
  • Skin infections
  • Dandruff
  • A change in the color of the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Urinating in the house
Types of treatment:
  • Systemic therapies for endocrine disorders
  • Systemic antibiotics for secondary bacterial infections

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