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Your Dog's Skin


What can it be?

In addition to all the other common conditions, other dog's skin issues exist.

Conditions by age

This list is not exhaustive but will consider the most common.

Young dogs

  • dog mange, demodicosis
  • ringworm
  • acne

Adults and seniors

  • hormonal imbalance as Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism)
  • immune-mediated disease as pemphigus
  • skin tumors and cancer


Signs can be the same for different causes and diseases. That's why it's essential to visit your vet. He may do some complementary exams as skin scraping, cytology, skin puncture or biopsy to define the good diagnosis.

Whatever the skin disease, when caught early, it is always easier to treat. Consider regular visits to the veterinarian.