Skin allergies and conditions are some of the most common reasons why pets are brought into our hospital. Early and correct diagnosis is of the utmost importance, so that we can quickly lessen your pet’s discomfort and prevent their condition from worsening over time. If you feel that your pet has a skin or fur issue that needs attention, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team ASAP.
What are the signs of skin allergies or skin conditions in pets?
Every pet is different, but the most common and easily identifiable signs of disease are: dryness, redness, sores, scaling, itching, shedding and hair loss, as well as behaviours such as excessive licking and scratching.
When should I take my pet to the veterinary clinic, if I see these symptoms?
We can’t stress enough the importance of early diagnosis. If you notice any of the signs above, or if you see a spot or marking on their fur/skin that you are not sure about, please contact our team as soon as you can, so that we can schedule an appointment and examine your pet.
What types of skin conditions can cats/dogs/pets develop?
Dogs and puppies typically develop rashes, hair loss, sores, dandruff, dry skin and lumps. For our feline patients, our veterinary team usually treats feline acne, mange, abscesses and stress-induced hair loss.
What are the causes of skin conditions in pets?
It may be surprising to you that the causes of skin conditions in pets are not that different from us humans. For example, allergies to grass/ pollen/ dust mites, food allergies, yeast infections, ringworm and lupus are some of the most common reasons why a pet’s skin can become problematic.
What kinds of treatments are available to address skin issues in pets?
Each treatment option varies and can be modified according to each patient. Some of the therapies that we offer for pets with skin issues are: topical and oral medications, laser therapy and traditional surgery, which is typically performed to remove skin growths.