Patchy areas of pigment loss may involve the skin, hair or both. Most commonly affected areas include lips, nose, eyelids, face and footpads.
Localized, multifocal or generalized hair loss, red skin, and yellow crusting or scaling. The skin and fur may be greasy.
Zinc plays an important role in regulating cell metabolism, fatty acid synthesis, inflammation, and the health of the epidermis or skin. Zinc deficiency can be seen in our companion animals as two distinct syndromes.