Dir.san. Eriberta Ros Aut.San. n°6 del 22-11-2010.

The skin diseases are very common in our pets and often the dog or cat at home are brought to visit the clinic because they scratch, perdeno the hair give off an odor or “unpleasant” from the skin.

The most common causes of skin diseases are parasitic forms, infectious (bacterial, fungal and less commonly viral) and allergic (hypersensitivity to flea bites, food allergy and atopic dermatitis), while less common autoimmune diseases or adverse reactions to medications.

In addition, some systemic diseases, such as hypothyroidism or leishmaniasis may occur only with clinical signs of the skin.