Your loyal companion isn't immune to developing skin problems as there are many irritants in their surroundings. Your pet can develop skin issues from parasites, pollen/dust, or even their food. When your pet has flare-ups, we perform a complete physical examination of your pet's body and run tests to diagnose their condition. To learn more about how we can support your pet, please call us at 416-966-1830.
What dermatological issues are common in pets?
Your pet can experience the same dermatological issues you do. Cats and dogs can have dermatitis, alopecia, yeast infection, allergic reactions, and parasitic infections. Your pet can be more susceptible to developing these conditions during certain seasons.
How will I know if my pet has a skin problem?
Most pet parents will notice their pet scratching, but this isn't always the first sign of a dermatological problem. Other signs can be missed if the skin folds on the neck, behind the ears, or even between their paws. By examining your pet's fur/coat regularly, you may spot the following signs:
- Foul odours
- Hair loss/bald patches
- Redness of the skin
- Bumps and lumps
- Rolling or scooting
- Ear problems and head shaking
Can I treat skin problems at home?
We do not encourage pet owners to treat skin problems at home. DIY treatments temporarily treat your pet's symptoms, but the issue may worsen. We recommend you take your pet to a veterinarian who can perform tests and consider your pet's medical history. By running tests, we can diagnose and offer treatment. Dermatological issues may be treated with topical creams, oral medications, laser therapy, or modified diets.