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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:


Redness can occur anywhere on your pet, but it is most noticeable on the belly and areas that have less hair. Redness can result from a host of causes. For example, contact with an allergen such as grass or overexposure to sun, similar to a sunburn, can cause redness and should not be alarming. However, redness also can reflect something more complex happening in your pet's body such as an immune disorder or an infection or mange.

If you see redness in your pet's skin watch closely for other signs and monitor the red area. If the redness continues or worsens, consider a consultation with your veterinarian.

Possible causes:

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