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Dog Facts

Do dogs get acne?

Dog acneYes!
The skin is the largest organ in both humans and dogs. It protects the body against germs or minor injuries. Acne can be the result of an underlying disease, or something as simple as oils from the skin becoming trapped. Dogs with short coats are the breeds most likely to have this condition. Dogs may also experience pain and itching.

Acne tends to come on at puberty, from five to eight months of age. Typically it is gone by the time the dog reaches one year of age.

Here you can read more about this condition: http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/skin/c_dg_acne.