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Skin Conditions

Signs of a possible skin problem

When your pet has a skin problem, you should see your veterinarian. If your pet has a skin problem there will be signs, often times, more than one. These signs are important clues. Here's what you should watch for:

Discoloration of Hair/Skin

Changes in the color of the skin or haircoat or coat texture can be a sign of different skin problems (bacterial yeast infections, allergies or hormonal disorder). Your pet's food, too, can impact the skin and coat. If the texture or the color of your pet's skin is changed, or if there are changes in its coat, it's important to make an appointment to see your veterinarian.

Possible causes:

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