Dog Skin Problems Directory
Skin problems in a dog can cause pain, rashes, lesions, drainage, shot spots, scabs, swelling, and more. Your dog may respond by licking, scratching, or bothering the skin area that is affected. Common causes of skin problems include fleas, worms, allergies, infections, parasites, stress, and other factors. Most skin problems can be successfully treated by your vet. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how dog skin problems are caused, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Compulsive Licking, Biting, and Scratching in Dogs
WebMD offers information to help you better understand why your dog might be compulsively biting, scratching, or licking parts of its body, and offers suggestions on how to address this behavior.
Skin Lumps and Bumps in Dogs: What You Should Know
Lumps and bumps can be harmless, or can be cause for concern. Learn about the types, and when to get them checked by your vet.
Dogs and Bald Spots
Hair loss is common in dogs, but bare spots in his coat may be a sign of infection or disease. WebMD explains the symptoms of a condition you may need to treat.
Dogs and Skin Cancer
WebMD discusses the signs of skin cancer in dogs and which breeds are more likely to get skin cancer.
When Your Dog or Cat Has a Flea Allergy
Fleabites are worse for some animals. Here’s how to help your dog or cat ease the itch.
Should You Shave Your Dog or Cat for Summer?
WebMD talks about how to shave your pets for summer, provides tips, explains what supplies are needed, and more.
Dog Ticks and Fleas Q&A: Control, Removal, Treatment, and More
WebMD veterinary experts answer commonly asked questions about fleas and ticks on your dog.
Natural Ways to Control Fleas and Ticks on Pets
WebMD discusses natural options for controlling fleas and ticks on pets.