Q. My 11 yr old Boston Terrier has large patches of skin that feels as if dried wax is over it. He is on 3 meds for previous seizures last year.
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. This sounds suspicious of 2 skin disease processes including calcinosis cutis (a skin disease associated with underlying Cushing's disease) and more commonly elephant skin (which is commonly associated with chronic inflammation of the skin and yeast infections). I would have your vet do a skin impression/cytology so that you can get more information on which is more likely and a good treatment plan moving forward.