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Sheltie Skin Problems

Sheltie skin problems is an area of concern for some people but shelties are not particularly prone to skin issues any more than other dogs.

There is one notorious condition called Dermatomyositis that can occur in a sheltie and is sometimes called sheltie skin syndrome. Because this condition can cause hair loss it is sometimes misdiagnosed as mange. But this disorder not only affects the skin but can affect the muscles. It can not be diagnosed without a biopsy. Also a dog that has been diagnosed with mange can still have dermatomyositis.

There is no cure but the level of severity can range from mild to severe.

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