What’s Causing That Itch? Common Skin Conditions In Dogs

Acne. Itchy spots. Rashes. Irritation. You may be shocked to learn that humans are not the only ones who suffer from skin ailments. In fact, dogs are particularly prone to a range of skin conditions, most of which may not improve without proper care. Here’s a closer look at some of the most common skin conditions your furry friend may develop and how you can treat them.

How can you tell if your dog has a skin condition? Most of the time, licking is one of the first symptoms. Your dog may lick the same part of its body repeatedly in an effort to soothe irritation or itching. Other symptoms include redness, rashes, skin flakes, lumps and bumps, and patches of hair loss.

Dandruff, or flaky skin, can also affect your dog. Some dogs are simply more susceptible to having dry skin, especially during winter. In other cases, dandruff can be a symptom of an infection. For more information on how to treat these common skin conditions, check out the accompanying resource created by Banixx.

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