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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:

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.

Possible causes:

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