Most pet owners are familiar with common skin diseases that are associated with things like fleas and allergies where redness, itching, and hives are some of the frequently occurring clinical signs. Dermatology, aka the study of skin disorders, is much more diverse. It is important to recognize clinical signs for other skin disorders.
An old wives’ tale is that your dog’s nose needs to be wet or cold for him to be healthy, but healthy dogs can have warm or even dry noses at times. However, excessively dry noses can be problematic and a sign of a condition known as hyperkeratosis.