The most visible issue you can encounter on pets’ is issues related to his skin, fur, hair and nails. With the help of our medical team, we will provide your furry family member the treatments that they need to prevent and help with discomfort and improve their quality of life.
What are some of the signs that pets have skin issues?
Even if every condition may appear in patients in various ways, some of the most common symptoms that indicate the need for an appointment with your veterinarian are:
- Excessive scratching, licking
- Dull coat and thinning fur
- Redness, scaling, pustules, skin sores
- Bald patches
- Lumps and rashes
- Abnormal body odourPlease contact us if you see any of these symptoms so we can properly diagnose and treat your pet.
How can I treat pets skin issues at home?
We would recommend to not try and put together your own remedy/method found on the internet, it can cause more harm than good unfortunately. We strongly suggest that you take an examination with one of our veterinarians to be sure that we all help your pet the right way the first time.
How are skin issues in pets treated?
The actions that will occur will varies from patient to patient depending on the cause. There are others conditions that needs to be considered, such as the age of your pet, its breed and his general health. Here are some of the treatments that we propose to our clients: medicated shampoos, antibiotics, antifungal, corticosteroids, antihistamines and topical ointments.
What are the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?
Skin infections develop when the skin barrier and its natural balance are compromised. This can occur for several reasons, for instance, when the skin is inflamed due to an allergen, if the skin stays wet too long after a swim or if it was irritated by high grass during a walk in the woods, etc. The bacteria that make up the cutaneous flora, and that is naturally found on the skin, then use the opportunity to multiply excessively.
Bacterial skin infections are characterized by redness, circular crusts, scabs, flakes, small raised pimples (papules or pustules) and hair loss. They also usually cause itching. The diagnosis is generally established after a physical examination and a skin cytology test are done. Sometimes, sending out a skin culture to an external laboratory is necessary.