Life is easier when you’re comfortable in your skin. When you take care of your pet’s skin, you take care of their overall health. Even the most subtle changes in your pet’s skin can hint at an underlying health condition that we can diagnose and treat if detected early. To book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-249-2535.
What are common skin issues pets have?
Just like humans, pets experience similar skin issues. This can range from environmental or food allergies to bacterial and parasitic infections. Regular grooming and check-ups are a great way to keep an eye out for any changes to your pet’s skin. Signs to look for that your pet may have a skin issue include:
- Constant scratching or grooming
- Red, dry, or flakey skin
- Bald spots or hair loss
- Smelly fur or dandruff
What can I do at home to protect my pet’s skin?
Figuring out how to maintain your pet’s skin on your own can be challenging. That’s where we come in. The best way to protect your pet’s skin is to schedule their routine exams so that one of our veterinarians can detect any early signs of illness. When you’re not bringing them in, simple techniques you can do at home include regular grooming, using specific shampoos suggested by your vet, and staying on top of your pet’s parasite prevention plan.