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Dermatology Services for Pets

Diagnosis and treatment of skin-related conditions that can cause discomfort, pain, and illness.

The skin serves as the first line of defence against substances leaving the body as well as against viruses and bacteria entering the body that could otherwise be harmful. Skin problems come in many different forms, and each one has a unique therapy that is not always straightforward. If you suspect that your pet has a dermatological condition, you should take them to the vet right enough to receive the proper care before the danger of a secondary infection rises. Call us at 250-727-2125 to make an appointment.

Why do I need to bring my pet to a dermatologist?

Pets can have excessive sensitivity to particular allergens, just like people do. However, certain breeds are more likely to develop allergies and skin disorders, which can be uncomfortable for both the pet and the owner. For the purpose of diagnosing and creating the best treatment plan for your pet, our team is trained to distinguish between the differences in each condition.

What are some common dermatology factors in pets?

One of the most prevalent health problems in pets is skin disease, which has a wide range of potential causes. Typical dermatological conditions include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Parasites
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Skin cancer

How do I know when my pet needs a dermatologist?

It may be time to visit a dermatologist if your pet has been experiencing symptoms of discomfort for a while. The following are some typical signs of skin conditions:

  • Excessive scratching and/or licking
  • Scaling
  • Skin redness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Abnormal body odor
  • Hair loss
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