At Eglinton Dufferin Animal Clinic, our veterinarian has years of experience providing pet owners in Ontario with reliable pet dermatology services. We will evaluate your pet’s skin to identify any skin conditions they are suffering from and provide treatment accordingly. Here are some common pet skin issues treated by our veterinarian.
Red Bumps and Scabs
A pet with a rash usually has red bumps present upon the skin. The bumps may dry to the touch if they have started to scab. In some instances, pets have discharge oozing from bumps on the skin. The bumps may also cause the pet to suffer from extreme itchiness. Bumps often occur due to an allergic reaction to food or fleas. If you notice bumps on your dog or cat's skin when you pet it, contact our veterinarian for an evaluation.
Fleas and Ticks
A pet with fleas or ticks often suffers from skin issues as a result. Fleas cause pets to suffer from itchiness, and they also leave behind small bites that can become inflamed if left untreated. Ticks also cause inflammation of the skin as well as discomfort or pain for the pet in the areas where these parasites adhere to the body. If your pet has a parasite problem, the parasite must be dealt with before skin issues can be addressed.
A pet that has dry skin will usually experience itchiness as well. Dry skin becomes drier if it is subjected to water and cleaning agents. You can tell if your pet has dry skin if you notice white flecks present in their coat. The cleaning sessions deplete the skin of natural oils. If your pet has dry skin, our veterinarian will make recommendations regarding specific shampoos to purchase to help clear the skin effectively. Medication may also be necessary to help replenish the skin with moisture.
A skin injury may not be immediately apparent if your pet has long fur. For this reason, it is important to check your pet's body for problems regularly. This can be done during a routine grooming session. Part your pet's fur and check the skin for discoloration, the presence of scabs or cuts, and discharge or blood. Contact our vet right away if you believe your pet has sustained an injury.
Veterinarian in Ontario
If your dog or cat has a dermatology issue, contact Eglinton Dufferin Animal Clinic in Ontario to make an appointment with our veterinarian. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (647) 352-2201.