Dermatology Services for Pets

Your pet’s skin is their biggest organ and it plays an important role. Animals commonly have skin problems as they are exposed to parasites and other irritants. It’s really important to have dermatological issues examined as some serious illnesses, like diabetes, can present symptoms through skin issues. When you choose Pinnacle Animal Hospital you can be confident your pet will get an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. For more information don’t hesitate to call us at 613.433.3100.

What are signs of dermatological issues?

Each pet may show different symptoms. Once you notice any abnormalities you should contact your veterinarian immediately to have your cherished pet examined. You should look out for:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Skin sores
  • Bald patches
  • Rashes
  • Excessive shedding/ hair loss
  • Abnormal body odour
  • Dandruff
  • Rashes

    What types of skin issues do pets usually get?

    The dermatological issues that cats and dogs experience are similar to the ones that humans have. Common skin issues that pets have include: yeast infections, dermatitis, alopecia, dandruff, acne, impetigo and parasitic infections.

    How are skin issues treated in pets?

    The best course of action for owners to take is to have a licensed and experienced veterinarian examine their pet’s signs. DIY may seem like a simple fix but they may make your loyal companion’s skin issues worse. Your furry friend needs a proper examination so they’ll get the right diagnosis and treatment.

  • Dear Clients,

    We remain open through COVID-19 with protocols in place to protect our clients & our staff.

    We can now see all cases by appointment only. Our veterinarians are also available for telemedicine consultations. If you are uncertain if your pet requires an essential service, please call our office, and we will be happy to discuss each individual case.

    Effective August 3, 2021, we have opened our doors (with some restrictions):

  • We will allow one client per appointment to accompany their pet into the exam room.
  • Face masks are required to enter the building.
  • Please call us when you arrive, and we will provide further instructions.
  • Food and prescription pick-up will continue to be curbside at this time. Please call in advance for prescription refills and food.
  • - Your dedicated team at Pinnacle Animal Hospital