When you notice a rash on your pet’s skin, you may want to provide at-home care immediately. This practice isn’t always the best choice, as even minor skin problems can stem from underlying health issues. Our veterinary care team can provide expert treatment for your loyal companion’s skin problems. Be sure to call us at 416-690-0625 for all your pet’s needs.
Is it normal for my pet to have seasonal itching?
Yes, seasonal allergies can affect pets as well. Mold, grass, trees, and insects can cause seasonal itching for pets. If your pet is experiencing itchiness, it’s best to work with a veterinarian to determine the cause and provide the appropriate treatment.
What are other signs of dermatological issues?
Our veterinarians are experts at identifying skin issues in pets. Your pet’s dermatological issues can be dermatitis, alopecia, or caused by environmental and food allergies, parasitic infections, infected wounds, or hormone disorders. You can spot skin issues sooner by brushing your pet's coat regularly. Some signs to look for include the following:
- Itchy and red skin
- Smelly fur
- Scabs or scaling
- Lumps and bumps
What treatments are available for skin disorders?
Our team will determine which diagnostic test will provide the most accurate diagnosis based on your pet's symptoms. We may perform bloodwork, urinalysis, skin scrapings, or biopsies. Dermatological issues can be treated with prescribed topical ointments, medicated shampoos, antibiotics, antihistamines, or anti-inflammatory medications.