Super stretch!

The ability of skin to maintain it’s shape and integrity is due to collagen arranged in regular bundles within the dermis.  If these bundles are malformed and arranged in irregular patterns it can result in the skin being super stretchy!

collagen dysplasiaThis condition is called collagen dysplasia, the downside is that the skin is much weaker than usual too, so tears easily.

This image is from the fantastic textbook ‘Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease’