Can vary from mild to severe depending on the cause
Table of Content
- Parasites, allergies, infections, and underlying health conditions can cause skin problems.
- Symptoms of skin problems include itchiness, redness, and hair loss, as well as scabs or red spots on the skin.
- To test your dog’s skin your vet might take a sample of hair, a skin scrape, a blood sample, or a skin biopsy.
- Treatment will depend on the diagnosis.
Symptoms & types
Understanding the diagnostics
Learning about the causes
Best treatment options
Home remedies & their effectiveness
When to see a vet
Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.