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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:

Rashes

Signs of skin rash in your pet may include red spots, patches, “pimples,” hair loss or crusty patches on the skin. As a result, your pet may also scratch, lick, or bite the area with the rash.

A rash can be a sign of skin parasites (fleas or mites), a fungal infection, bacterial or yeast infection or an allergic disease.

If your pet has a rash, see your veterinarian to help determine the cause and recommend a treatment program.

Possible causes:



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