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: February 28, 2022.

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. We are pleased to announce our new appointment protocols effective Monday February 28, 2022.

We are now allowing ONE pet parent per appointment to accompany their pet into the clinic for their veterinary appointment. If you would prefer a curbside appointment, please just let us know.

For appointments with our technicians (i.e. injections, suture removal, anal glands, etc.), we ask that you please pay attention to the clinic capacity and if necessary step outside for a few minutes to accommodate the flow of the clinic with capacity restrictions.

We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • Masks are required while in the clinic
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily continue to provide you with curbside services
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • ONE pet parent will be allowed inside the clinic for the appointments. If you have children with you, we ask that your appointment remains curbside as this will go past our 3 person limit in the clinic
  • We will allow up to a maximum of 3 clients in the clinic lobby at any one time

    We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us. - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic