Pets, like people, can suffer from skin issues. If your dog or cat has a dermatology problem that you believe requires intervention, contact Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, serving St. Vital, Sage Creek, and the surrounding areas. Our veterinarian helps with skin allergies, food allergies, rashes, and any other ailments your pets need treated. Here are some skin problems pets suffer from so you know when to bring them to our animal hospital for an assessment.
Loss Of Fur
A pet with a skin problem may have areas on his body where fur is no longer present. This is because pets bite or scratch at areas where they are experiencing discomforts such as itchiness or a pet rash. Loss of fur could also indicate your pet is suffering from anxiety, which also requires a trip to our veterinarian for an evaluation.
A pet rash could happen for a variety of reasons. Some pets suffer from food allergies, which would lead to raised, red bumps on the skin. Others may have a rash if they come into contact with chemical agents. Environmental allergies, such as the presence of mold spores or pollen which adhere to a pet’s fur, can also cause skin problems.
A pet that has dry skin will likely suffer from itchiness. If your pet is scratching or biting at their fur frequently, they may have a skin issue. Dry skin is usually noticed in pets when small flecks of skin are present within the fur.
A dog or cat with fleas could also suffer from skin allergies as a result. Our veterinarian will provide your pet with medication to battle the flea problem so it is no longer an issue. In addition, our veterinarian may need to prescribe medication to clear up the skin of any flea bites that are present.
If your dog or cat has skin allergies, food allergies, a pet rash, or another skin issue, contact Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg to meet with our veterinarian. Our business prides itself on serving St. Vital, Sage Creek, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (204) 255-1150.