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Dermatology Services for Pets

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.

Last updated: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney.

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre