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Q. My 13 yr old Maltese has developed sores over her body. Vet said this is not unusual. We had some removed. Is this normal?

A. It's not normal but skin sores, especially due to allergies, are not uncommon. If these sores are itchy, the cause of itchiness needs to be investigated.

It could be a skin parasite, an infection or an allergic reaction.

If it's not itchy it's more likely to be a nutritional problem or an endocrine disease (hormonal)

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

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