Seborrhea In Cats And Dogs
Cats or dogs with seborrhea have flaky skin, with flakes that are dry and scaly, or greasy and oily, or a combination of both. It is a skin problem brought about by an overproduction of sebum, a secretion from the sebaceous glands of the skin. Affected animals usually emit a strong and undesirable odor. Seborrhea can be primary or secondary to an existing condition. While the problem is quite rare in cats, when it does it usually affects Himalayans and Persians. Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to developing primary seborrhea such as German shepherd, basset hound, Labrador retriever, Chinese shar-pei, and English springer spaniel to name a few. Secondary seborrhea are often associated with certain primary conditions such as allergies, flea and/or tick infestation, mange, scabies, hypothyroidism, skin infections, Cushing’s disease, and disorders affecting the immune system.
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