Common Skin Conditions in Pets Infographic

Skin Conditions in Pets Infographic

There’s a lot of misinformation online about our pets’ health, and about skin conditions in particular. Advanced Dermatology and Veterinarian Dr. Krista Magnifico are setting the record straight on things like diet, parasites, cancer and veterinary costs in this Skin Conditions in Pets infographic.

This guide is meant to help pet owners separate fact from fiction, while carefully explaining the process of how pets should be diagnosed and cared for, and how many skin conditions can be prevented.

Common Skin Conditions in Pets Infographic
By Vannie (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Contrary to what pet food marketing departments want you to believe, just 12% of dogs’ skin conditions are related to diet.
  •  Malignant skin cancer is the culprit behind skin disturbances 10% of the time for dogs and just 2% for cats.
  •  Most owners forego appropriate tests to get to the root of issues, on account of cost.

Common Skin Conditions in Pets Infographic

Common Skin Conditions in Pets Infographic was created by Advanced Dermatology

According to Krista Magnifico, DVM:

It can take a number of steps to accurately diagnose and treat skin conditions. Veterinarians use a variety of diagnostic tools to evaluate problems like hair loss, itchy skin and wounds, as well as related behavioral issues such as scratching and lack of energy. Veterinarians start with a physical exam, to evaluate the symptoms, and may request biopsies, skin scrapes, cultures and cytology (the examination of cells under a microscope).

Treating [amazon_textlink asin=’B01MDP02AK’ text=’pet skin conditions’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’animalbliss-blog-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3f8112b3-e67e-11e6-a50e-3f0d99b911cf’] can be expensive. Immediate treatment may be okay, and it does eliminate a lot of stress for your pet. But you should try to find the cause of the problem too and remove that as well. Otherwise, you pet may continue to suffer from his condition and could get even worse, thus causing more expense.

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4 thoughts on “Common Skin Conditions in Pets Infographic”

  1. Over the last couple years, Bear’s gotten these freckle-like pigmentations on his inner hind legs. They seem be increasing in number but our vet has dismissed them as harmless every time I’ve taken him in. I haven’t found a lot of information online one way or another – which is unfortunate. Sounds like the odds are low for a cat to get skin cancer though – so I feel a bit better 🙂

    • Yes, I’ve heard cats getting skin cancer of pretty rare too. Thank goodness for that. I hope your Bear’s spots are just a matter of getting older or something. Like liver spots in humans. Thanks for checking out my post. I like it when you visit. 🙂 Peace

  2. My dog had skin issues the first 6 months of his life as well as digestion issues, and my vet kept writing it off as nothing, but after a lot of research and ingredient elimination, I discovered it was his diet – he is allergic to wheat and chicken. Of course, those ingredients are in most dog products!

    Needless to say, his food and treats are very expensive, haha. While not as hard these days to find wheat/grain free foods, chicken is in nearly EVERYTHING!


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