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Dog Skin Care

Dog Skin Care

Regular brushing and bathing of your dog may be necessary depending on the type of dog you own and whether they have a long coat. Some dogs are particularly prone to skin problems whereas other dogs may never have issues.

What are the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?

Bacterial skin infections are quite common in dogs. Several things can cause these infections such as fleas, an allergic reaction, scratching, infections, among other things. Symptoms can include scratching, dry skin, odour, and swelling.

What are the causes, symptoms, and treatment for ringworms?

It is a fungus that can spread from one infected animal to another. You may notice hair loss, scabbing, or crusting of the skin. In addition to environmental decontamination, various oral and topical treatments will be needed to treat a ringworm infection.

What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?

Dogs can be allergic to all the same things that people are allergic to such as grasses, pollens, treats, food etc. Treatment is based on avoidance of the allergen if we can. Otherwise, we may need to employ regular bathing, anti-itch medication and the addition of omega oils to the diet.

What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?

While there are many causes for, fleas are the most common. Prevention is the best treatment, stop it before it begins. If your dog ends up with this, there are a variety of treatment options that your doctor could go over with you.

What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?

There are several hormonal diseases which can cause changes to the skin and coat. Commonly we can see hair loss and skin problems with thyroid, adrenal or reproductive diseases. Blood work will be necessary to diagnose, and proper medical management will be required.


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Last updated: July 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital