Common Puppy Skin Conditions

As you acquire a Mini Schnauzer for sale or Pomeranians for sale, you will know that a dog’s skin tells a lot about its overall health condition. However, all dogs are susceptible to skin problems because of the wide range of causes including external parasites, infections, allergies, metabolic problems, and stress.

Symptoms that indicate that a dog has skin problems include excessive scratching or chewing of skin, scabs, redness and inflammation, scaly patches on the face or paws, bald patches, rashes, lesions, swelling, lumps, or skin discoloration.

When a dog has any of the above symptoms, it may be experiencing any of the following:

Fleas— Pets may have allergic reactions to the saliva of these parasites. Moreover, some are also sensitive to flea treatment products.

Skin Infections— This may be caused by bacteria or yeast due to skin damage secondary to pre-existing skin disorders.

Sarcoptic Mange—This is triggered by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite and cause skin inflammation and other similar allergic response.

Ring Worm— This is a highly contagious fungal infection that results in inflammation, scaly patches, and hair loss. It should be treated as quickly as possible.

Seasonal Allergies— Like people, some dogs are also sensitive to allergens that may cause a disturbance in a pet’s skin condition.