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.