Skincare is healthcare. Our furry friends need a skincare routine just as much as we do. Taking care of your pet’s skin could help maintain their overall health. When we pay attention to even the most subtle changes in your pet’s skin, we can detect any underlying health conditions before they become an emergency. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 905-579-4040 if you have any questions or concerns.
How do I know if my pet has a skin issue?
Occasionally, it’s normal for your pet to scratch themselves, but if they are constantly scratching or licking themselves, you should bring them in to see one of our veterinarians. Other signs to look for are:
- Redness or blisters
- Dryness or flakey skin
- Bald spots or hair loss
- Smelly fur or dandruff
What are common skin issues pets have?
Common skin conditions pets may experience include bacterial infections from wounds, allergies from food or the environment and yeast and parasitic infections from ticks or ringworm. Several skin conditions may be affecting your pet which is why it is important to bring them in so we can find and treat the source of their discomfort.
How can I help protect my pet’s skin?
The best way to keep your pet’s skin healthy is by scheduling their routine exams. Other simple steps include regular grooming, maintaining their parasite prevention plan and using condition-specific shampoos suggested by your vet.