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Here's help for the skin problems most likely to pester your dog.

Here's help for the skin problems most likely to pester your dog.

Sometimes all it takes is a short round of medicine to clear up a skin condition. But all too often, it’s a maddening hunt for an elusive diagnosis, a frustrating, drawn-out trial before finding the correct treatment protocol.     

And in the meantime, your poor dog suffers from painful rashes or open sores, constant itching, frequent paw-chewing, or hair loss so humiliating all the other canines at the dog park are gossiping about it.

Here’s a heads-up on some of the most common canine skin disorders and how some dog owners dealt with them.

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