Skin Care

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

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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