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.  

Any sign/s of skin problems should be checked out by a best veterinarians Mt. Airy, MD.


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