Primary Keratinization Disorder or Primary Seborrhea

Primary Seborrhea is commonly seen in some breeds, including the Cocker Spaniel, and is caused by overproduction of skin cells including sebaceous (oil) cells. The skin, commonly on the trunk, back and ears, appears greasy and scaly with a foul odour. Itching varies among those affected.

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