It can be tempting to treat your pet’s skin issues with at-home remedies or over the counter medications you read about online. However, none of those address the root cause of your pet’s issues and can even worsen it. If you notice any changes in your pet’s skin, our team can support you in not only treating it but addressing underlying issues.
How do I know if my pet has a skin issue?
Common skin issues will cause your pet to constantly lick or scratch at the area. If left untreated, they can cause other health concerns. Some signs include:
- Chewing or pawing at the area
- Dry, flaky skin
- Bald patches
- Rashes or scabs
- Redness and inflammation
What causes skin problems in pets?
Parasites like fleas and ticks can cause irritation to your pet’s skin. Flea bites or droppings can trigger an allergic reaction. Just like fleas, ticks can cause irritation. Regularly checking your pet’s skin can help you find external parasites. Food allergies can also be a culprit of skin issues. If your pet has a food intolerance to food like wheat or barley, it can cause inflammation. Other causes of skin issues include environmental irritants, allergic reactions to household products, yeast infection or mange. To book an appointment for your pet’s skin issues, please contact us at 403-288-7299.
How do I treat my pet’s skin issues?
Before treating your pet’s skin issues, we’ll determine any underlying health issues. For example, allergens left untreated will continually resurface as skin conditions. By treating the underlying issues, we’re able to address the problem overtime. Once we’ve determined the cause, we’ll create an individualized treatment plan to cure your pet’s ailment.