Whether they are furry or feathery, your pet’s skin health plays an important part in their overall health. Issues related to their coat, skin and nails are some of the most common reasons why they see the vet. Our team can help you keep your pet’s skin looking great and remedy any issues that may arise. Don’t hesitate to call us at 613-725-3439.
What are the signs of skin problems in pets?
Each condition can manifest in many different ways. That being said, there are some general warning signs you can watch out for. They usually involve changes in the look and smell of the skin:
- Lumps, bumps, and growths
- Redness and rashes
- Excessive itching and/or licking
- Increased irritability
What causes skin problems in pets?
After a checkup, the doctor can determine the cause of your pet’s dermatological woes. Conditions can range from a parasitic infection (e.g. fleas), allergic reactions, infections, and internal conditions such as liver disease (which can cause dermatological side effects).