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Dermatology Services for Pets

For veterinary teams like ours, health issues relating to a pet’s hair, skin, and nails are some of the common reasons conditions seen on a daily basis. These conditions cause significant pain and discomfort for our patients, which means that early diagnosis and treatment are of the highest importance. If you think your pet has a dermatological problem that needs our attention, please contact us right away at 403.239.4657.

What are signs of dermatological issues in pets?

Behavioural changes like excess licking, scratching and even self-biting are all common signs of dermatological health problems in pets. You may also see other symptoms of distress like rashes, excess shedding, bumps, lumps, excess dryness and scaling. Lastly, a foul-smelling coat is also another warning sign of a skin problem.

What are treatments for skin problems in pets?

Topical medications, oral medications (antibiotics, hormones, antifungals, corticosteroids, etc.) and prescription diets are the usual course of action for dermatological problems. It’s important to remember that for some cases, long-term management is needed, especially for chronic skin conditions like allergies and seborrheic dermatitis.

What causes skin health issues in pets?

Skin problems can occur in your pet for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons is if they become the unsuspecting victim of parasites like lice and fleas. Allergies, hormonal diseases, inflammatory conditions and more can also cause reactions in your pet’s skin.

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Last updated: August 11, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day than we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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