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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My dog keeps scratching hot spots

So I’ve got a Bichon Frise which is a breed prone to certain skin conditions. Sometimes she suffers from hot spots which must be irritating and she scratches a lot. I took her to the vet last time and ...
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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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Dog Atopic Dermatitis

I have a Scottish Terrier with major skin issues and food intolerance. Only eating Royal Canin Hypoallergenic food. This has reduced itchiness, but the skin is still red and flaky. The Royal Canin ...
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Please help I found a strange sac on my cat's tail. What shall I do?

I noticed this sac on my cat's tail while petting him. It doesn't cause pain, since I tried pressing on it and it didn't hurt him. It appears to be fatty and it has a very thin red vein as shown in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Bearded dragon has weird mark on mouth/beard area?

This is Z he is in the middle of shedding but I realized a small little like black scale a couple days ago and now where that black scale was is this larger area of discoloration. Is it because of ...
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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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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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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 is this weird, dull looking, gray patching on my beardie's head and neck?

I noticed this a few days ago, it doesn't look like anything normal, I was wondering if it might be scale rot due to too much moisture, but now it's not so gray anymore, I completely dried and cleaned ...
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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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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 nowhere. They resemble rice and appear to be ...
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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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Wound on the head of my goldfish

I had two gold fishes and a few days ago I noticed my other fish was sitting at the bottom of his tank and struggling to to get to the top (swimming to the top and automatically sinking down). I had ...
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What is this pimple like thing on my nursing mother cat's nipple?

Please zoom-in on the area I have marked. It is like a small pimple head. Its color is also similar to a pimple head
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Is this normal for my cat to be bald? [duplicate]

He is around 4 and half months. I’ve had him since he had opened his eyes and around 3 months of his age I noticed it. He has these thin/bald spots, on his other ear too. He never really scratches or ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I best clean my cat's drooling mouth without making things worse? [duplicate]

I have read How can I best manage the drooling from my sick cat? and I'm looking for a way to alleviate my cat's pain. My cat is 22m and has been drooling for the last couple weeks. His vet has ...
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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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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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What makes my dog itch all the time?

We have an Indian Spitz who is just 1.5 years old. She is mostly fed indian bread and part of what we have. We have also tried to feed her pet foods like drools but she doesn't prefer it and mostly ...
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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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