Swollen or Thickened skin in pets is typically accompanied by black pigmentation and a foul odor. This condition can occur in both cats and dogs, and the most common causes include food allergies, flea bite allergy and contact dermatitis. However, other things that can cause thickened skin in cats and dogs are hypothyroidism, other metabolic or hormonal imbalances, yeast infections, seborrhea and fungal infections.
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.