The dog or cat has an overproduction of skin oil which results in oily skin or hair. Oily skin or hair in pets can be indicative of many different medical and hygiene-related problems. However, perhaps the most common issues that can cause dogs and cats to develop oily skin or hair include skin allergies (contact dermatitis), flea allergies, food allergies and eczema. Bathing too little or too much and various shampoos may cause oily skin or hair in dogs and cats as well.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.