Skin problems cause major discomfort for any pet – making the skin itchy or even painful.
Yet, skin issues are a common occurrence during warm seasons when allergies tend to flare up. It’s important to pay attention to all skin changes that torment your dog because they can point to yet undiagnosed health conditions.
Dogs can suffer from mild and acute skin conditions, many of which require professional treatment to manage and keep under control. In fact, if the skin conditions don’t get treated, they can get progressively worse. For example, allergies can cause a secondary bacterial or yeast infection. Some of the most common dog skin disorders include bacterial infections, environmental allergies and reactions to parasites.
To help you wrap your head around the wide range of possible dog skin issues and recognize the symptoms that appear with each problem, we summed up the 10 most common dog skin conditions.