Pets often face skin problems because it’s the most exposed organ. At our hospital, we see many patients who have been exposed to parasites and environmental allergies such as plants that cause inflammatory reactions on their skin. Additionally, many other health issues like diabetes and infections can cause redness, hair loss, and other symptoms that show up on the skin. When your pet is facing skin or fur problems, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I know if my pet has a skin problem?
Some abnormalities you may notice in your pet are:
- Lumps and bumps
- Scabs or sores
- Smelly fur
- Thinning hair or coat
- Redness of the skin
- Bald patches
What treatments are available for skin issues?
There are different approaches that our veterinarians may suggest for your pet’s skin problems. First, we perform diagnostic testing such as blood work, skin scraping, or urinalysis to figure out the problem. The treatments that we may recommend are oral medication, topical creams, or medicated shampoos. If your pet is having skin problems, please call us at 905-856-7387 to get them treated.
How can I keep my pet’s skin healthy?
To give your pet healthy skin and fur, one of the main things to do is eliminate their risks of parasites and irritants. This means that you should stay on top of their parasite prevention plan, as parasites are notorious for causing skin problems. Grooming your pet can also improve their fur and skin, there are specialized shampoos that can help with itchy and dry skin. Lastly, you should be vigilant of any changes in your pet’s skin or fur and have a veterinarian examine any discoveries.