It’s an allergic reaction that presents with itchy skin. It is often due to contact with irritants including fabric and chemicals from grooming products. However, atopic dermatitis may rarely be due to systemic allergies including food intolerance.
Yorkie Dry Flaky Skin
This is more often than not simply a consequence of lack of adequate moisture. Yorkies have very delicate skin so it is important that it stays hydrated from inside and out.
With time, the untreated dryness will lead to dandruff which is a whole lot more complicated to deal with. It is also more irritating to the pooch and often affects the quality of the coat.
Yorkie Skin Bumps
The skin bumps are usually as a result of blocked pores that cause inflammation of sebaceous cysts. It could be separate individual bumps or full-blown acne bumps and are very painful for the pooch.
Yorkie Skin Mites and fleas
This ectoparasite infection causes anything from simple dermatitis to large and painful infected sores.
Yorkie Scabs On Skin
These appear as the skin is healing whether it is from flakiness, bumps or even mite infections. They are itchy and irritating but it gets worse before it gets better for your dog.
On the other hand, skin problems in Yorkies could be due to systemic diseases. This is more often than not associated with hormonal imbalance in which hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease are the main culprits. They often result in alopecia where the dog starts to experience hair loss beyond the volume of normal shedding and get itchy skin.
Another common systemic disease associated with skin manifestations is black skin diseases. Here, there is darkening of skin mainly on folds like the neck and armpits from conditions like infections and metabolic imbalances.