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Why is my dog’s skin so greasy?

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By Dr. Ernie Ward, Veterinarian

Dear Dr. Ward: I’ve been enjoying your series on skin diseases in pets. I’ve got a problem I hope you can help me with. My Roscoe has developed really oily, almost greasy skin the past few months. I bathe him regularly, but it keeps coming back. He doesn’t seem to scratch much, but he’s leaving little fatty spots wherever he lies, especially on our couch. My husband is beginning to complain that Roscoe has a “weird smell.” What do you think it is and what can I do to help him?  

Dry and flaky versus oily and greasy 


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