Your Dog's Skin


What can it be?

Other common skin problems in dogs include:

  • Mange
  • Demodicosis
  • Ringworm
  • Acne

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.