Problems with your pet’s skin or fur can significantly disrupt their daily life. Dermatological issues will affect your pet’s fur/coat, paws, and hidden areas like behind their ears. It’s easy to search the internet and find DIY treatments, but they can bring temporary relief or make your pet’s condition worse. Whether your pet is suffering from seasonal itch or a chronic condition, we are here to provide treatment.
What are signs my pet has dermatological issues?
One of the most common signs your pet has skin issues is itching. Other signs you should look for are:
- Bald patches
- Lumps and bumps
- Flakey skin
- Smelly odour
- Blisters on their body
- Recurrent ear problems
- Excessive rubbing, rolling, or scooting
- Hair loss
What is causing my pet to have skin problems?
- Parasites: Fleas and mites are notorious for causing skin problems in pets.
- Hot spots: These are specific areas of intense irritation that cause redness and oozing
- Infections: Bacterial infections occur when your pet’s skin is inflamed and irritated from itching. Pets can also suffer from yeast infections that affect folded areas between the toes and under the tail.
- Allergy: Both environmental and food allergies can cause your pet to itch. Your pet can react to certain foods, pollens, dust mites, or mold spores.
What treatments are available for my pet’s condition?
To provide or recommend appropriate treatment, our team will perform a physical examination and run diagnostic tests. We can treat dermatological issues by narrowing down the root cause of your pet’s problems. The following treatments may be recommended:
- Modified diet for allergic reactions. High-quality foods can help support your pet’s skin barrier.
- Parasite control and prevention. A year-round protection plan can protect your pet from fleas. The medication can be given orally or in a topical solution.
- Medicated baths with hypoallergenic shampoos. This treatment can prevent yeast and staph infections, making your pet more susceptible to allergies.
- Allergen immunotherapy involves giving your pet injections or oral allergy drops to normalize your pet’s immune response to allergies.
To find out which treatment is best suited for your pet’s skin condition, reach out to us at 705-322-2661.