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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    Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


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


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.


    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    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