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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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 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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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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I'm looking at adopting a cat that had basal cell carcinoma

I would like to adopt a cat with basal cell carcinoma. The shelter's vet removed the tumor and had it tested, it was benign. As far as they know the cat is cancer-free now, am I assuming more risk ...
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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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Cat scratching her face and head

I have a 12 year old DLH Calico. She has been scratching at her chin on and off over the years. I treat her for fleas and worms regularly and have visited the vet on multiple occasions and they don't ...
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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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My 2-month-old Persian kitten's fur on tail does not seem right

My Persian kitten's fur on his tail has not been completely scattered. The part that has no fur has a dandruff-like disorder and he's scratching it. No fur is growing on that part. He has no ticks nor ...
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What is this scabbing and hair loss on my cat's ear?

Hi my cat is about 4 years old now and something that we just recently came to notice is that he has a bit of scabs and peeling/hair loss on one of his ears. We're not sure what it could be, but we're ...
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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, ...
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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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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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Black dark spot on kitten's face

I found this spot on my 7 week old kitten, it doesn't seem to be painful. I tried to clean it using H2O2 solution - it went away, but 5 days later appeared again together with a new spot on the nose. ...
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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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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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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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Miniature Schnauzer Thicker hair grow after skin problems

I have an 11 year old miniature schnauzer, and around 4-ish 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 ...
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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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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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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 bump ...
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Any Idea What This Bump Is?

We discovered this bump behind our dog's shoulder. It's maybe 3 - 4 mm (1/4 inch) or so. It feels more hard than squishy. It doesn't seem to be an infection and it doesn't ...
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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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Does Feline Ringworm turn black and crusty when healing?

My cat developed ringworm after receiving shots at a Feline Rescue Facility. The treated area has turned black, and is raised and very crusty ~ is this part of the normal healing process?
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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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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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What is a good moisturizer for a dog's pads?

My dog loves walks and with winter upon us, salt is everywhere. Salt seriously dries out skin, so what is a good moisturizer for both her and me? I have all natural coconut oil based lotion and cream ...
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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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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?