Parasites, dust and pollen, hormonal disorders and even food can lead to dermatological issues for your loyal companion. In many cases, the issue may disappear only to return later, which is why the best thing to do is to see a veterinarian. Our team can expertly diagnose and treat all types of skin conditions. We can also provide tips and medication to prevent skin problems in the future.
What skin conditions are common in cats and dogs?
Cats and dogs can have the following skin conditions:
- Allergic reaction
- Yeast infection
- Parasitic infection
How can I determine if my loyal companion has a skin problem?
Skin issues are easy to identify by just examining their nails, fur, skin and paw. Here are some signs that your cat or dog has a skin problem:
- Blisters on the skin
- Bumps and lumps
- Bald patches
- Itching and scratching
- Flakey skin
- Smelly fur
- Rolling and scooting
- Head shaking and ear problems
If you notice these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately. It is not recommended to treat these symptoms on your own as you could make their condition worse. Call our team at 604-273-3158 and we will do a thorough exam, as well as run any necessary tests to diagnose and treat your pet accurately.
How can I care for my cat or dog's skin?
Ensuring that your cherished companion stays clean is an important step to caring for their skin. You should groom them regularly, whether it be at home or with a professional, as this can prevent matting. Brushing their coat regularly will also reveal any signs of infections or illness. Another way to care for your feline or canine’s skin is to administer parasite prevention routinely. External parasites like fleas and ticks can irritate the skin and cause loss of fur.