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:
Sores or hot spots
Sores can have many different causes and can result from a combination of conditions. When your pet has a sore, you may not know if it resulted from a misadventure in the yard or a skin disease.
Regardless, sores are open and therefore pose a high risk for infection. That's why it's important to consult your veterinarian early if your pet has sores.