Dermatology Services for Pets
Have you heard that a dog’s skin can make up approximately 25% of their body weight? Skin health plays a major role in your pet’s overall well-being. At all stages of their life, your pet can be susceptible to different kinds of skin problems and allergies. The best way to keep your pet’s skin, nails and fur looking and feeling great is through regular checkups with their veterinarian. Please feel free to call us at 613.543.2812 to schedule your next appointment, or to bring up any questions about your pet’s health.
What are the signs of skin problems in pets?
Fortunately, the most common signs that your pet may be suffering from a dermatological issue are relatively easy to spot. You should contact our team immediately if you see any of the following in your furry family member: dryness, redness, sores, scaling, itching, shedding and hair loss, as well as excessive licking and scratching.
What types of skin conditions can cats/dogs/pets develop?
For your canine companion, rashes, hair loss, sores, dandruff, dry skin and lumps are the most common conditions that can cause harm to their dermatological health. For cats, feline acne, mange, abscesses and stress-induced hair loss are the most common skin problems seen by our veterinary team.
What are the causes of skin conditions in pets?
There are so many factors that can trigger a skin condition in your pet. They may be allergic to grass, pollen, dust mites and certain foods – with exposure causing negative reactions. In addition, they may also be suffering from health conditions like lupus, ringworm or a yeast infection, which can have dermatological symptoms.
What kinds of treatments are available to address skin issues in pets?
These days, one or a combination of topical and oral medications, as well as laser therapy and traditional surgery may be prescribed to address your pet’s skin problems.