Other common skin problems in dogs include:
These problems mostly affect adult dogs:
- Hormonal imbalance such as Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism)
- Immune-mediated disease such as pemphigus
- Skin tumors and cancer
Symptoms of a skin disease can be the same for a variety of causes and diseases. That's why it's essential to visit your veterinarian, who may diagnose your pet by doing a skin scraping, cytology or a skin biopsy to get a diagnosis.
Whatever the skin disease, when caught early, it is always easier to treat. Some conditions require long-term treatment to prevent recurrence.