Flaky Skin in Dogs

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Dry flaky skin with some hairloss on a dog's tail

This article was updated on February 22nd, 2024

Flaky skin in dogs, also known as dry skin or dermatitis, is a common issue characterized by the shedding of dry, scaly flakes from a dog’s skin.

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Flaky skin with hair loss

Flaky skin with scabs

Flaky skin / dandruff (No hair loss or scabs)

Flaky skin can be caused by various factors, including environmental conditions (such as low humidity or harsh weather), allergies, nutritional deficiencies, parasites (like fleas or mites), or underlying medical conditions (such as thyroid problems or autoimmune diseases).

The severity of flaky skin in dogs varies depending on its root cause. In most cases, it is a mild and manageable condition. However, if you see other symptoms such as itchiness, scabs or hair loss, it could be the sign that there is an underlying medical condition at play.

Disclaimer: This website's content is not a substitute for veterinary care. Always consult with your veterinarian for healthcare decisions. Read More.

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