Dermatology Services for Pets

Skin issues can be uncomfortable and cause irritation for your pet. However, our veterinary team can examine your pet’s skin to determine the cause of their condition and find remedies to help soothe them. Though you might be tempted to treat your pet with at-home remedies, it’s better to seek our expertise to find ways to deal with their condition.

My pet has been scratching excessively. What’s the cause?

The best way to be certain of what might be affecting your pet is to take them in for an appointment by contacting us at 403.934.3311. However, there are a few common causes that might be the source of your pet’s skin conditions. Some of these include:

  • Allergies
  • Environmental irritants like pollen
  • Food allergies or sensitivities
  • Bacterial infections
  • Parasites

    How do I know if my pet has a skin problem?

    Depending on the skin condition, your pet’s symptoms might manifest in different ways. For example, if you’ve noticed lumps or bumps on their skin, this could be an allergic reaction to a parasites’ bite or a bacterial infection. Licking, scratching or scooting could be an indication of allergies triggered by food or environmental irritants. Other symptoms you might notice in your furry family member are red or irritated skin, constant licking or scratching at specific areas of the skin, dry skin, hair loss or rubbing at their ears. It’s important to stay vigilant when you notice any of these signs and book an appointment for us to assess your pet.

    How can I prevent my pet from contracting skin problems?

    Your pet’s skin is their biggest organ. One of the most important things you can do to prioritize is practicing proper hygiene. Ensure your pet is being groomed regularly. Be mindful of any adverse reactions they might have to new products or food. Get in the habit of checking their skin for any irregularities like bites or bumps. Make sure you’re giving your pet their preventative meds to prevent parasitic infections.

  • Last updated: September 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, 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".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS 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 Strathmore Veterinary Clinic