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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:

Red Ears

Red ears are most often a sign of an ear infection or allergies. Infections may be caused by parasites such as ear mites. Other culprits are yeast or bacterial infections.

Some pets are more likely to experience ear infections, such as dogs with floppy ears.

If your pet has red ears, check for an unpleasant smell and observe if your pet shakes its head or scratches at the ears more often than usual. Not only are ear infections uncomfortable and painful for your pet, untreated they can occasionally result in permanent hearing loss.

When your pet has signs of an ear infection it's important to consult with a veterinarian.

Possible causes:

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