Dermatology Services for Pets

Dermatological issues in your pet can make their lives very uncomfortable. Luckily these issues are usually easily identified and treated. Some pets have skin issues due to parasites such as fleas, ticks and ringworms, or due to infections or dermatitis. When your pet is having skin issues you can be confident that our team will provide proper diagnosis and effective treatment. Our clinic regularly treats issues relating to skin, hair and nails in pets.

What types of skin issues do pets usually have?

The skin conditions your pet experiences may look similar to those that humans have. The dermatological issues that pets can have include:

  • Dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Alopecia
  • Yeast infections
  • Impetigo
  • Folliculitis

    How can I tell if my pet has a skin condition?

    The only good thing about skin conditions in your pet is that they are easily noticed. Skin abnormalities can be alarming and should always be given medical attention. Here are signs that indicate a dermatological condition in pets:

  • Dandruff
  • Thinning hair or coat
  • Bald patches
  • Redness on certain areas or all over the skin
  • Scratching and sniffing
  • Smelly fur

    If your pet has any of the above, schedule an appointment to have your pet examined by our veterinarian. Call us at 905.727.3003.

    What treatments are available for my pet’s skin issues?

    If you notice a skin condition on your pet your first action should be to contact your veterinarian. You may be tempted to follow DIYs from the internet, but they may cause more harm than good or treat the illnesses temporarily. At our clinic the dermatological treatments we provide differ based on each case. Our veterinarians fully examine your pets before prescribing oral medications or topical creams.

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

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic