Dogs and cats are prone to allergies, parasites, bacterial infections and more that can lead to skin infections. It can result in flaky skin, dry patches, redness, and discomfort. It is not always easy to spot if your pet has a skin affliction or just an itch caused by dust and dander. In any case, you can rest assured that we can provide the right treatment and help your pet stay healthier and happier.
How can I tell if my pet has a skin issue?
If you see visible signs of scars, scratches, bald spots or blisters on your pet’s body, you should bring them in to see a veterinarian. Another sign of a skin issue is if your pet is constantly itching or licking one or more spots on their body. Here are more signs you can look for:
- Smelly fur
- Thinning hair
- Dull coat
- Bald patches
If you notice any of these signs, call us at 905-827-4100 to book a consultation today.
How can I spot skin problems on my pet?
Inspect your pet’s infected area and surrounding areas. Also, check behind their ears, paws and nails for any more afflictions. Call us and bring your pet for a consultation with our veterinarians. They can help find the cause and the right treatment for your pet’s speedy recovery.
What can I do at home to keep skin problems away?
You can take preventive measures such as ensuring your loyal companion eats healthily, including omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in their diet, as well as using proper medicated pet-safe shampoos and soaps for their bath. It is also a good idea to bring in your pet for a consultation when you notice any change in their fur or skin.