Question by  worker9550 (15)

What are some autoimmune skin conditions in dogs?


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Most autoimmune skin conditions are caused by allergies. Dogs are often allergic to a lot of brands of commercial pet food and their skin can become flaky, itchy, red, etc. These food often have a lot of fillers, such as corn, which some dogs don't tolerate well. Allergies can also be caused by chemicals, dust, pollutants, pollen, etc.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

There is autoimmune hemolytic anemia, Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, systemic lupus erythematosis, polyarthritis, and a group of autoimmune diseases of the skin grouped under "Pemphigus complex". We don't know why these have developed, theories include inbreeding, environmental pollutants, multivalent modified-live vaccines and preservatives such as ethoxyquin, an antioxident found in most dog foods.


Answer by  jenmur (77)

Dogs can have Canine Pemphigus, which causes blisters around the facial area. Some breeds can have Discoid Lupus Erythematosus. A rare one is Vogt-Koyanangi-Harada Syndrome, also known as VKH.


Answer by  Camy (162)

Pemphigus Foliaceus and Discoid Lupus Erythematosus are two common autoimmune skin conditions that can occur in dogs. You should always see your vet for correct diagnosis.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

This kind of skin condition is rare. Erosions, ulcers, and blisters will be present. Some occur on dog's face and groin area, hair loss, and crusties are present. Skin biopsy is usually required for diagnosis.


Answer by  Jolie (1227)

There is lupus which causes blisters and sores of the skin. Also there are conditions that can cause painful sores in the mouth.

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