is a dog skin disorder caused by a weak immune
system, especially involving T-cells.
Psoriasis occurs when T-cells divide too
rapidly (few days instead a month) and
accumulate instead of being shed.
The most common form of psoriasis is scalp psoriasis which usually presents as brightly scaly plagues at the tip of elbows, legs, sacral area, and scalp. Scalp Psoriasis is also characterized by pink patches. Later the redness will decrease and infected areas develop silvery scales.
allergy to commercial dog foods can be
a key factor. Excessive dandruff and scaling
may be an early ailment for scalp psoriasis.
Dogs also may have history of acute guttate
psoriasis that reappears.
Other dog skin disorders: