Boxer With Bumps Under Her Coat
(Los Angeles CA)
We notice bumps under her coat all in a slightly curved row. Upon on examining the hair under the skin where the bumps are, the skin is patchy and crusty, and the hair comes out easily in these areas, which leaves a patch. it doesn't seem to itch her or cause her any discomfort.
There are several potential causes of the symptoms you describe, including:
Allergies: Your pet could be experiencing an allergic reaction to something in the environment or their diet. Allergies can cause skin irritations, hair loss, and crusty patches.
Skin infections: Bacterial or fungal infections can cause skin irritation, crustiness, and hair loss. Infections like ringworm or staph can be contagious, so it's crucial to address these issues promptly.
Parasites: External parasites like fleas, mites, or ticks can cause skin issues and hair loss. Some pets may not exhibit itching or discomfort even when infested.
Autoimmune disorders: Some autoimmune conditions can lead to skin inflammation, crusting, and hair loss.
Endocrine disorders: Hormonal imbalances, such as hypothyroidism or Cushing's disease, can lead to skin changes and hair loss.
It's essential to consult with a veterinarian for a proper specific evaluation of your pet's skin condition. Your veterinarian can perform tests, such as skin scrapings, fungal cultures, or blood tests, to determine the cause and recommend appropriate treatment.
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