Evaluation and treatment of skin conditions that might cause discomfort and pain.

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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