Dermatology Services

Diagnosis and treatment of skin-related conditions that can cause discomfort, pain, and illness.

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.

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