Skin Tags in Dogs

Causes of Skin Tags

The exact cause is unknown, but skin tags can develop due to friction, genetics, or hormonal changes in dogs.

When to Be Concerned

Most skin tags are harmless, but if they change in size, shape, or color, or cause discomfort, consult a veterinarian.

Veterinary Examination

A vet can diagnose skin tags and distinguish them from other skin conditions that may require specific treatment.

No Need for Removal

In many cases, skin tags don't require removal unless they interfere with a dog's movement or cause irritation.

Safe Removal Procedures

If removal is necessary, a vet can perform a quick and safe procedure to remove the skin tag.

Prevention Tips

Prevent excessive friction by using proper harnesses and grooming regularly to keep your dog's skin healthy.

Promote Skin Health

Maintaining your dog's overall skin health with a balanced diet and regular vet check-ups can minimize skin tag occurrence.

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