Here at AMC, problems related to skin, hair and nails are one of the most common reasons why owners schedule appointments for their furry family members. There are dozens of irritants, parasites, health conditions and other factors that can wreak havoc on your pet’s dermatological health. If you think that your pet has a skin problem that needs our attention, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 902.564.8356 (Sydney location) or 902.849.3725 (Reserve Mines location) and we will book you in for a one-on-one consultation with your veterinarian right away.
What are the signs of skin problems in pets?
With dermatological conditions, the good news is that symptoms are often visible to the naked eye. Often but not always. Sores, scaling, bleeding, excess dryness, bald spots, excess shedding and discoloration are all warning signs that you should watch out for. If your furry friend is scratching or licking themselves more than usual, this may also be a sign of a problem that needs medical care.
What are the causes of skin conditions in pets?
There are a multitude of reasons for skin issues in our furry friends. They may have been the unfortunate chosen host of a parasite, or they may have an undiagnosed health condition like kidney disease, which has skin problems as one of its symptoms. Perhaps you spent too much time out in the sun and they are suffering from a sunburn. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian so that we can get to the root of the problem at hand.
What kinds of treatments are available to address skin issues in pets?
Antihistamines, antibiotics, medicated creams, injections and even laser therapy are all examples of treatments for skin problems. The therapy that your veterinarian will prescribe will depend on your pet’s diagnosis and unique situation.