Your pet’s day should be as flawless as their skin. When you take care of your pet’s skin, you invest in their health. Changes to your pet’s skin can reveal underlying health issues which is why it’s important to bring them in so our veterinarians can diagnose and treat any symptoms they may be experiencing. To learn more about our dermatology services, call us at 403-242-0045.
How do I know if my pet has a skin issue?
A great way to watch for even the most subtle changes to your pet’s skin is by brushing them weekly. This can help you spot any problem areas. Common skin issues pets may experience are bacterial infections, parasites such as ticks or ringworm, or food and environmental allergies. By performing a physical exam, our veterinarians can provide an accurate diagnosis and create the best treatment for your pet. Signs that your pet may have a skin issue include:
- Dryness or scaling
- Hair loss
- Smelly fur
- Excessive licking or scratching
How can I maintain my pet’s skin?
We are here to support you and help you give your pet the best care possible. Together, we can create a treatment plan that works best for your pet and alleviates any symptoms they may be experiencing. Other techniques to keep your pet’s skin healthy include:
- Grooming your pet regularly
- Scheduling your pet’s routine checkups
- Using vet-suggested shampoos
- Creating and maintaining a parasite prevention plan