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What can I do about the black dots on my cat's chin?

I got a new cat a couple weeks ago. She came from a shelter with a clean bill of health. Over the past few days, I've noticed that she's been developing some black spots on her chin that look a bit ...
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What can I do for a dog with really dry skin

I have a 15 year old Pekingese that we rescued about 5 years ago. He has always had food and drug allergies and we have been careful about what shampoos we use, and what we let him eat. Over the ...
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Is there anything safe to put on a Naked or Skinny guinea pigs skin

I recently picked up a Skinny cavy boar. The person that originally rescued the guinea pig did not know anything about them or how to care for them and turned to me since I raise guinea pigs. He ...
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Does a dog's pink or white skin need special care?

I have noticed there's a dog with white fur and pink skin on her belly, under her fur and on her nose. Her skin is paler than most dogs I have noticed with black fur. Is this pink skin more ...
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What is this dull patch on my bearded dragon?

I noticed today that my bearded dragon has a dull-looking patch on her back. Does anyone know what might have caused this? Is she sick? I'm very concerned. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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My Cat is missing hair on her neck

I've just discovered that my cat has a huge patch of missing hair on her neck. Is this something serious?
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Cat mowing 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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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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How to locate trigger of atopic dermatitis

If you know that a cat has atopic dermatits (diagnosed by veterinarian), how can you know what triggers it? How can you know if the trigger is inside or outside, in the food or something else, maybe ...
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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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Can I treat cat dandruff at home?

Two of my four cats (the two elder) have recently developed TERRIBLE horrific dandruff. Since it developed at about the same time as the cold weather and increased use of home heating, I believe their ...
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My parrot's feathers aren't growing back

I have a ten year old female ringneck parrot. Last year she had lead poisoning and plucked out most of her feathers. Almost all her feathers have grown back now, but there are still areas on her chest ...
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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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Black dark spot on kitten face

I found this spot on my 7 week old kitten, seems not painful, I tried to clean it using H2O2 it gone but 5 days later appeared again with new spot on noise. Is it an infection? Should I go to vet?
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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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Rabbit is losing hair on the nose and skin is getting crusty

My rabbit is losing the hair around her nose, and the skin there is also looking crusty. I took my rabbit to a vet but they don't know what's wrong with her. The outline of her mouth is also very ...
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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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Skin Lesions On Dog - Could This Be Mange?

So we have a 4-year-old Aussie mix who's come down with an odd rash since we last gave her a trim. The rash doesn't match any description of mange exactly, which has caused me to wonder what the best ...
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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 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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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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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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Beardy has weird discoloration

Recently I've noticed Drogon 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 so ...
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Miniature Schnauzer Thicker hair grow after skin problems

I have an 11 y.o. miniature schnauzer, and around 4ish years ago she developed skin allergies in her "lower-back" close to the tail, and she wouldn't stop scratching until the point of hurting herself(...
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Do my kitten's ears look like they have mites?

He's a ~12 week old rescue, and his ears look a bit mangy. He's going to the vet in about a week, but I'm wondering if it's necessary to take him sooner, especially since we've adopted another rescue ...
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How worried should I be about my dog having her second wart in a year or so?

Last year, my dog (a female yellow lab, who is now about 2 1/2 years old) developed a growth on her leg. I took her to the vet, and the diagnosis was a relief - it was just a wart (I don't remember ...
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What is the white spot on my Bearded Dragon's head? It does not look like shedding skin

This white spot is much thicker than shedding skin and seems to be on his eyelid as well. Could it be a fungus?
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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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What can this be in my dog's skin?

My dog's had these spots in her skin for some time. I'm including pics of the lesions. They're very itchy; she's always scratching. They also smell. What can it be and what medication can I buy? 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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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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Home care for possible ringworm while waiting to see the vet

I brought home two adorable cats from the shelter two weeks ago. The female, Ana, is about 9 months; the male, Professor Paws, about two years. Unfortunately Professor Paws just started scratching ...
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Diagnose Mange in Pitbull Terrier Rescue Dog - Bald Spots and White “pimple”

Does the following skin condition look like mange or an allergic skin condition? In addition to the scaly skin and loss of coat, I have recently noticed a few white spots on the skin. The dog is ...
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What are these odd bumps on my Dachshund's cheeks?

Our Dachshund puppy has started to grow three odd bumps: one on each cheek and a smaller one on the underside of her chin. Please examine this photo taken just a moment ago... I have circled the ...
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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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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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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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Schnauzer/Terrier Mix extreme skin sensitivity

My dog, who is a Schnauzer and Terrier mix (we don't know what kind of terrier), had extremely sensitive skin, to the point that he will yelp and sometimes bite you when you brush him. But his fur is ...
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Any Idea What This Bump Is?

We discovered this bump behind our dog's shoulder. It's maybe 3-4mm / 1/4" or so. It feels more hard than squishy. Doesn't seem infected and it doesn't bother the dog when we touch it. Wondering ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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 always ...
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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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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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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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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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Diagnosing a skin condition in a kitten with no qualified vets around

I have a queen with a litter of 4-weeks-old (as of upcoming Sunday) kittens, and one of the kittens has skin problems. I contacted my regular vets (I have 2), and they weren't able to help. So, I ...
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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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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 ...