The skin is the largest part of your pet’s body. It is constantly exposed to irritants and parasites which can cause serious health problems. What’s more, other illnesses like diabetes can cause skin problems to occur, adding to your pet’s discomfort. This is why proper skin care is important, once you notice any changes on your pet’s skin, a veterinarian needs to examine them. Feel free to call us at 905-576-3344 with any questions or concerns about your pet’s skin health.
What are some skin issues that pets experience?
Your pet is susceptible to many of the same skin problems that we experience. Your loyal companion may develop:
- Yeast Infections
- Allergic reactions
- Parasitic infections
What are signs of dermatological issues in pets?
- Bald patches
- Itching and scratching
- Losing fur
- Licking or gnawing at their own skin
- Skin sores
- Bumps and lumps on their skin
- Extremely dry or irritated skin
What treatments are available for skin problems in pets?
When your pet has dermatological issues, our veterinarians will recommend a treatment that will bring the best result. To diagnose the condition we perform blood tests and make our recommendations. If the skin irritants are environmental, we’ll recommend lifestyle changes, or changing their diet if your pet has a food allergy. We may also recommend topical creams, oral medication or laser therapy.