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Skin Disease in Dogs

Skin disease in dogs are caused by many different factors which is why it is important to explore the causes with a veterinarian. Although many dog skin disease problems are not an emergency, it is still important to take your dog to the veterinarian.

Causes of Dog Skin Disorder

There are many possibilities that could cause a dog’s skin disorder however; they should not be written off until further investigation:

  • Parasites:

    Skin parasites are mostly attracted to dogs that have poor overall health. These dogs usually are aging dogs, dogs living in an unhealthy environment, or dogs with an insufficient diet.
  • Environment:

    Certain toxins in the home could be harmful to a dog. If you use a spray be sure to keep your dog away for a safe amount of time.
  • Dog skin allergies:

    Dog skin allergies are very common and can be caused by food, bugs, or environment.
  • Poor quality dog food:

    This is the number one cause of skin disorders in dogs. Many owners think that they are feeding high quality dog food when the food is actually causing harm. Try asking your veterinarian for recommendations on quality dog food.

Symptoms of Dog Skin Disorder

Symptoms do vary in dogs and although two dogs could appear to have the same skin disorder, the symptoms could be very different.

These symptoms are:

  • Dry Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Skin Rash
  • Warts
  • Scabs or Crusts
  • Large Flakes that is brown
  • Pimples and blisters that discharge blood or/and pus
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Disclaimer: 1st Pet Naturals is an education resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease, nor is it meant to replace the (prescribed) treatment or recommendations of your veterinarian or healthcare provider. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet is taking, including herbal remedies and supplements.