Questions tagged [skin-condition]

For questions about skin conditions, care and treatment of a pet. Concerns about whether the skin is normal or healthy, what may be the possible causes and treatments of a skin condition. Include details and pictures where possible. Use with the relevant species tag, such as `cat`

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My 3 month old Persian kitten has protruding black mole kind of thing? What could it be?

Last week, I started noticing a black dot on my Persian kitten near his whiskers (see the picture attached). What could it be? Could it be black acne? Today when I came back from work, it has actually ...
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Why does my dog now have spots showing underneath his fur on his chest?

My dog is three years old and has recently started developing what looks like big, dark freckles on his chest. I can see them because the hair on his chest is white and his hair is not particularly ...
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Itchy cat biting fur

Recently my 12 year old domestic short haired cat has been biting/mowing her fur around her primordial pouch. She is neutered and only goes outside on our deck. I would get her to a vet, but the COVID-...
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What can be the cause of my cat's nose turning black in hours?

My cat went out this morning at 7am and all seemed fine. When I came back home, I notice her nose was dark. I thought it could've been dirt, but after checking I noticed not only it is black, but also ...
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Bearded dragon skin condition

We have adopted a bearded dragon, over the last few months his skin has deteriorated at first we thought it was him shedding but his now nearly finished his shed and it seems to be worse than before. ...
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Cat presented multiple symptoms over the past 2 days

This is not a cat I have direct contact with, it's a cat taken care of by a friend who lives in another country. The cat is a stray they picked up, he's about 1yr old from what she's been told (she's ...
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What is happening to my cat’s ear?

It started on the inside and now it is all over her ear. The vet told us to put some cream on it. It got worse, so we have her in a cone and some antibiotics. Any have any idea? I’m so sad to see my ...
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What is this wound on my dog's nose?

Any idea as to what this is? it started happening about 3-4 days ago. we think it might be something in his kennel so we have been making him sleep in a different room, but it keeps getting worse over ...
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A dark spot appeared on my dog's anus and seems to be growing

She is almost 2 years old and is a a mix or red nose pitbull and I believe Golden lab with faun color short hair. She weights about 50lbs and very agile acrobatic and so intelligent. What is this ...
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Will adding olive oil to my cat's kibble solve his dandruff issue?

My semi-longhaired cat has had frequent bouts with dandruff. He has a specific kind of dense fur beneath the longer hairs, almost like down or wool which makes grooming him a challenge. I have been ...
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Dirty cat ears, is it mites?

I have a kitten. When I got him, he had a lot of black wax in his ears, it looked like mites. We went to vet, and he just cleaned his ears with cotton soaked in something and said that it wasn't mites,...
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Skin condition causing red spots and light hair loss

My 14 year old American Short Hair has three spots on her ears and now one on her forehead where there is light hair loss, and in the centre is a small red dot like blood congealed over an insect bite ...
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Help! Rabbit has a circular bald spot. It's very red and has hardened

I was busy a couple days ago and and when I checked on him I found this. Is this from stress? Is this a wound from over grooming? The spot is dry, hard and red. It's circular and very distinct from ...
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Bulldog skin problem

Friends, it is kind of complicated to describe the exact problem as a person that his main language is not English, but I'm trying my best. I have got an 8 years old male bulldog, recently I realized ...
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Swollen cat lip

What could be the cause of the swollen lip? Any ideas and tips for a cure? We would rather not give him medication for this. He had it about 3 months ago. He is a year old, outdour cat; has been ...
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What is this brown spot on my bearded dragon?

I inherited an almost 2 year old male Bearded Dragon, He's awesome but I've only had him a few days and I've noticed a weird brown/black color on him. It looks a little crusty. Does it look normal ...
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Dark Hairless Spot On Skin

While brushing our 5 year old Schnauzer-Poodle we found a bald spot. We have not noticed him trying to lick or rub this spot. It is completely flat, and looks like this: Any ideas on what this could ...
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What is this wound on my dog's leg? Help me please

Weeks ago the leg of my 5 years old boxer was very swollen and he even walked a little limp, time later a kind of wound was formed and until today it has not been removed. Thought my dog does not ...
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Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so, how should I dilute it?

Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so please tell me the best way to dilute it to help fight fleas. I use advantage plus and want something extra and heard it repels fleas.
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Concerned About Skin Tags

I have noticed the second "skin tag" on my (adult) dog. I pet, stroke, and massage my dog regularly and these seem to pop up suddenly - out of no-where. They resemble rice and appear to be fatty skin. ...
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Bearded dragon skin discolouration

Can anyone tell me what these discoloured patches are on my adult bearded dragon. She is not shedding. Thanks.
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Why does my cat lick her belly until sore? [duplicate]

Hi I’m wondering if anyone can help me because I’m at a serious loss and I don’t know what to do. It’s really frustrating because I have been to the vets constantly over the past two years, to three ...
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Shih tzu skin problems

I have a shih tzu that is about 7 years old. He keeps getting these weird little buildups of white stuff in his fur that clump together and stick to his skin. He does itch at them and if they get left ...
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Pug Allergy - Skin Rash

I have a pug and it's usually very active and we don't feed anything apart from Drools Focus Puppy. Recently, it got a Skin Rash on the top neck region and gradually it started expanding. We had ...
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Cat - fix poor coat

My 1 year old male cat has poor coat and is shedding excessively. We feed him dry food and often wet food - twice a month. I don't know what is lacking, we feed him good quality dry food. Our vet ...
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What is this weird pimple on my cat's skin?

I have 2 questions to ask I was looking for fleas and found this. What is this called? Is it related to fleas? The condition that the cat has good coat on his lower / belly / heart side and poor ...
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Changing cat food necessary if no better results in coat?

I have 1 year old cat with poor coat, I visited a vet several times but he says there is nothing wrong with the cat. His recommendation was to change the cat food. When I fed my cat "Royal Canin ...
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Dog has skin disease

I'm really disturbed by my dog's skin condition. I took her to the vet a few months ago and they diagnosed it as an age spot and allergies. I knew they were wrong and it's much worse now. Just look at ...
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What is this bump on my cat's lip?

I've recently noticed my cat has this bump on her lip. I dont know when it appeared exactly, but it's a few months at most. It feels very soft and the cat doesnt seem to feel pain when it is touched. ...
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Swollen lump on dogs belly

I have a male golden retriever and he's just over a year old. I noticed this lump on his belly near his penis. He doesn't appear to be in pain and it didn't bother him when I was inspecting it. I've ...
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Spots on dog's skin

Please help identifying the disorder documented on the photo, because something is not right with my dog and she is bothered by something with her skin. There's mild hair loss and flaky skin where the ...
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Strange dark scabbing near cat's nose

My male cat is about 10 months old and I noticed a strange dark spot forming in/around his nose the past couple days. Originally I thought it was simply Feline Acne, as he had some on his chin that ...
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Hypersensitivity and Flakes at Base of Tail

My cat has had problems with hypersensitivity near the base of his tail. He had fleas for a time, and I thought it was perhaps flea allergy dermatitis. I used Advantix II for large cats (he exceeded ...
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Jack Russell/Terrier Mix about 2 yrs old shaking and pulling out hair?

He is a rescue and we have had him about a month now, I don't know what's going on and we really need help. He didn't have this problem when we got him but constantly laid on his back and scratched ...
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Bearded dragon has weird discoloration

Recently I've noticed my dragon has some discoloration. It doesn't appear to be painful as he still curls his tail like normally when the area is touched. I assumed it may be his lighting and heat, ...
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Cat meowing and chewing until skin bleeds

We have a cat (maybe 2 years old, adopted) who has suddenly started chewing (not just licking) a spot bald from biting herself. She's clearly hurting herself (she cries when she does it) but we're ...
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Is it true that it's unsafe to put an e-collar on a cat? Are there any alternatives to it that cats would find more comfortable?

My dad is a veterinarian, and he refuses to put an e-collar on our cat, who's scratching her throat and ears (both front and back) so badly she's reached flesh. We tried putting ointment on her but ...
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What kind of shampoo to get for dry skin?

My dog has dry spots and I want to get a good shampoo. I saw a lot of shampoo online, but I know a lot of the benefits can be misleading. So, I'd like to what ingredients I should look for in dog ...
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Peeling Skinny Pig Skin [duplicate]

I have just recently got a skinny pig about 3 weeks ago. I have done lots of research on what to do and how to take care of him and I thought I was doing a good job till I got home yesterday from work ...
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What can this be in my dog's skin?

My dog's had these spots in her skin for some time. I'm including photos of the lesions. They're very itchy; she's always scratching herself. They also smell. What can it be and what medication can I ...
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Remedies for irritation at base of tail

My wife and I have a ~7 month old unfixed male Dogo Argentino mix who's rather orally fixated currently. He has somewhat sensitive skin, and has been licking/chewing around the base of his tail; this ...
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What could be the cause of my dogs hair pattern?

I've recently started to notice that my dog (staff, female) is getting quite patchy hair on the top of her head. She also has a bald patch on her neck that I am unable to get a picture if at this ...
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Extreme dryness, dandruff, blisters on skin since past 6 months

My dog has very dry blisters on his skin. I have tried going to multiple vets, but that has not changed much. I mostly feed him home cooked food, mostly veggies and sometimes packaged food (once a ...
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Old cat flea allergy dermatitis.

When I scratch around my cats spine, he immediatly starts licking the air.As my vet said, this is obvious sign of a flea allergy. Advantix multi was the solution, as two days later, and for the entire ...
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Shriveled scales on arms and stomach?

My beardie has had a few shriveled up looking scales on his stomach for a little while, at first it was just one or two but now there are significantly more, and they've spread to his arms too. I'm ...
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Cat with itchy skin

About six months ago, I adopted two cats from a local shelter who are the light of my life. One of my cats, "Prof. Paws", seems to be prone to allergies and have a tendency to itchy skin. When I first ...
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My cat won't stop licking himself?

My cat recently got neutered and must wear the e-collar as he's already ripped open the incision once. Most of the time he's licking the collar trying to get at his wound. That's not the problem. I ...
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What could cause my dog's rash and yellow flakes besides allergies?

My 12-year-old Australian Shepherd/Greyhound mix has had a serious skin ailment for almost a year now, somewhat similar to this post: red rash on various parts of his body (at different times, on his ...
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How do I help my itchy Bichon Frise?

My male Bichon Frise goes crazy when we take him to the groomers and when he comes home. He has very sensitive skin and is itchy. I don't know if he has a flea or if there's another cause for his ...
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Circular patch on dog's back; ruled out mange, ringworm, other fungal causes, hotspot

I'm fostering a 5 year old rat terrier and he has a flaky bald patch. This is an isolated patch; his skin and coat are otherwise healthy: no dandruff, fleas, mites, etc. He doesn't seem to notice it, ...