Dermatology Services

Expert examinations and treatments to keep your pet's skin and coat as healthy as possible.

You can't always prevent flare-ups on your cat's or dog's skin. Certain foods, grass, fleas or even mold spores can cause them to have dermatological issues. With our dermatology services, we can diagnose and treat the most common skin conditions that are caused by allergens to put an end to your loyal companion's discomfort. Our veterinary team has years of experience with diagnosing and treating skin problems in cats and dogs, and we customize our care to meet specific needs of each patient. To give your feline or canine pal some relief from their skin problems, don't hesitate to call us at 705-325-4224.

What happens during a dermatology visit?

During your pet's dermatology visit, we'll evaluate their medical history and ask you about their symptoms. We'll also ask questions about their lifestyle and environment. This discussion serves as the first step in diagnosing the source of your cat or dog's skin condition/allergy. We can also perform several tests, including food allergy trials. Once a diagnosis is made, we can discuss your treatment options to alleviate your pet's symptoms, which can be as simple as changing their food.

What are signs that a cat or dog has dermatological issues?

The following list provides some of the most common physical symptoms of pet allergies and associated skin conditions to look out for:

  • Excessive itching and scratching
  • Foul odours
  • Bald patches/hair loss
  • Bumps and lumps
  • Moist skin spots
  • Excessive grooming
  • Dry or oily skin
  • Red or scabbed skin
  • Constant licking or chewing of paws
  • Dandruff or flaky skin
  • Scooting

What are common skin problems that dogs and cats may have?

Common skin problems in canine or feline companions include parasitic infections, yeast infections, dermatitis, allergic reactions, alopecia and dermatitis. These issues should not be ignored as they can become a huge nuisance for your loyal companion. You should also avoid treating any skin problems your cat or dog has on your own. A veterinarian needs to examine their skin and run the necessary tests to diagnose and provide treatment.

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