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Autoimmune skin disease

Medical name: Bullous phemphigoid


  • Loss of appetite
  • Blister
  • Crusty skin
  • Lack of energy
  • Swollen or split footpads
  • Lesion
  • Skin sore to touch
  • Open sore


Bullous phemphigoid in pets is an autoimmune skin disease, and can often be characterized by blisters on the skin. You may also notice that your pet has crusty skin, lesions or open sores, or swollen or split footpads. Other symptoms of bullous phemphigoid may include a loss of appetite or lack of energy. Your pet’s skin may also seem sore to the touch. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from bullous phemphigoid, your vet can help to confirm the diagnosis in order to determine the appropriate course of treatment. In some cases, antibiotic shampoos can reduce skin infections; a low-fat diet and avoiding sunlight might also help.

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