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Skin Problems

Skin Problems

The skin of a dog or cat suffers with a rash, itchy skin, a fungus or infection, bumps, and skin tag problems. It is quite common for pets to suffer from skin problems, and there is a vast array of such conditions. Some of the most common skin problems that can affect cats and dogs include allergic dermatitis, yeast infections, folliculitis, impetigo and seborrhea. However, other skin problems common to dogs and cats are ringworm, alopecia, mange, flea bite allergy, lick granulomas and hot spots.

How to Recognize

Signs of skin problems include rashes, itchy skin, skin discoloration, hair loss, hot spots, bumps, and lumps.

Causes of Skin Problems

Common skin problems in pets include allergic dermatitis, yeast infections, folliculitis, impetigo, seborrhea, ringworms, alopecia, mange, flea bite allergy, lick granulomas, and hot spots.


Your veterinarian will perform a physical exam on your dog or cat.

Treatment for Skin Problems

Treatment varies depending on the type of skin problem your pet suffers from.

Pet Insurance

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.

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