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10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs, and When To Worry
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10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs, and When To Worry

When dogs itch and scratch throughout the day, pet parents tend not to think much of it. With so many skin issues that could be plaguing your dog, how are you supposed to know when you should begin to worry. Learn what these signs and symptoms are here. Read

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10 Common Skin Issues In Dogs, and When To Worry By Katie Morton

When dogs itch and scratch throughout the day, pet parents tend not to think much of it. With so many skin issues that could be plaguing your dog, how are you supposed to know when you should begin to worry. Learn what these signs and symptoms are here.

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10 Types of Tumors in Dogs You Can See on the Skin By Madeleine Burry

Tumors can crop up in dogs of every breed and age. Many of these skin tumors end up being benign and nonthreatening. Here is a quick list of the most common types of skin tumors in dogs.

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5 Facts on Pruritus in Cats and Dogs By Maureen Ryan

Chewing, itching, and scratching are all apart of being a dog or cat. However, if you catch your pet doing these things in excess, it could be pruritus, and there might be an underlying medical condition that you should treat immediately.

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5 Things to Know about Flea Allergy Dermatitis By Gina Carey

Flea bites cause different reactions in different dogs. If your dog is showing a bit more discomfort than usual after a flea bite, they may be suffering from flea allergy dermatitis.

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7 Common Causes Of Lick Granuloma In Dogs And Cats By Maureen Ryan

Itโ€™s natural for pets to chew and lick themselves, but when it becomes compulsive and constant, your pet can develop serious problems, such as lick granuloma. Learn how to tell if your pet's licking is getting out of hand here.

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Alopecia: When Dogs Lose Hair By Gina Carey

Alopecia is any underlying condition that causes hair loss in your dogโ€™s coat. Learn more about alopecia, its causes, and how to treat it here.

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Cause of Flea Allergy Dermatitis By Gina Carey

Flea saliva is the true culprit of flea allergy dermatitis. While all dogs will have a reaction to flea bites, allergic dogs react to flea saliva, too. Learn more to protect your dog here.

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Contact Dermatitis In Dogs And Cats By Meredith Alling

The items that we keep around the house and the plants that grow naturally in our yards are not always safe for our pets. Contact dermatitis is one problem that can occur if your pet makes physical contact with an irritating substance.

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Demodectic Mange Treatment For Dogs And Cats By Meredith Alling

Demodectic mange is a skin disease caused by microscopic parasites that is usually passed through child birth. This type of mange can result in hair loss and be extremely painful. Luckily there are treatment options available. Learn what they are here.

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DIY Dog Dry Skin Treatment (and Handy Medications) By Sam Bourne

Dry skin is a problem, and not one that only affects people. Dogs suffer from this affliction as well, and because of that, it pays to understand the ins and outs of dog dry skin treatment. Learn some cheap and easy DIY treatments here, as well as when to take your dog to the vet.

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Dog And Cat Acne By Meredith Alling

Not every pet is blessed with a clear complexion. In dogs, acne often shows up in the teenage years (sound familiar?), while in cats, it can strike at any age. Find out what causes breakouts in pets and what treatments are available.

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Dog and Cat Dermatitis: Itchy Skin in Pets By Team PetCareRx

Skin allergies are common problems among dogs and cats, manifesting themselves in the form of skin problems. Help protect your pet and learn more.

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Dog Skin Tags : Causes and Treatment By Godot Media

Skin tags often set off panic in dog owners. What exactly are these growths and how can you remove them? Read on to understand the best way to address skin tags in dogs.

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Hot Spot Symptoms in Dogs and Cats By Meredith Alling

Hot spots are one of the most painful skin infections out there. Learn the symptoms to help keep your pet happy and comfortable.

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Hot Spot Treatment for Dogs and Cats By Meredith Hudson

Hot spots are extremely painful and if treated incorrectly, can cause your pet even more pain and make the infection worse. Learn more here.

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Hot Spots on Dogs and Cats By Meredith Hudson

A hot spot is a painful skin infection that can really make your pet miserable. Luckily, they are completely preventable. Find out what you need to know to protect your pet.

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Hot Spots on Dogs: What is Flea Allergy Dermatitis? By Matt Popkin

All it takes is one flea bite to cause Flea Allergy Dermatitis, which then leads to dog hot spots. Learn how to prevent FAD and treat hot spots on dogs here.

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How To Identify Demodicosis In Dogs And Cats By Meredith Alling

Demodicosis, better known as mange, is a irritating skin disease caused by Demodex mites. These microscopic pests can cause serious health issues when in large numbers. Here are a few ways you can identify whether or not your pet has demodicosis.

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How to Treat Dog and Cat Dandruff By Gina Carey

Dandruff in cats and dogs can be treated by changing grooming, diet, and other routines. Read more about treating flaky skin in pets.

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Lick Granuloma In Dogs And Cats: Painful Skin Sores By Meredith Alling

Dogs, cats and licking seem to go hand in hand. It never does strike a pet parent to see their pet continuously lick themselves. Lick granuloma is when your pet obsessively licks one spot over and over and over again, sometimes resulting in painful sores. Learn more here on the different causes that may be having your pet over-licking themselves.

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Pet Meds for Hot Spots in Dogs By Meredith Alling

Hot spots are patches of skin infections that are quite painful and can occur anywhere on your dog's body. Luckily, there are pet meds available. Find out what these treatment options are here.

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Pruritus Symptoms in Cats and Dogs By Maureen Ryan

Is your pet constantly scratching away? They're more than likely suffering from pruritus. Learn the symptoms here and help your pet stay happy and healthy!

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Pruritus Treatment By Maureen Ryan

Treatment for pruritus can be difficult because you first need to determine what is causing the problem. Learn how to help your pet through this itchy, uncomfortable problem here.

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Ringworm in Pets By Team PetCareRx

Ringworm in dogs and cats is an infection that must be treated to prevent its spread to other animals or contamination of your home. Find out how to treat ringworm in pets.

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