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5 Signs It May Be Time to See a Veterinary Dermatologist

5 Signs It May Be Time To Visit A Veterinary Dermatology Clinic

Underneath that soft layer of fluff and fuzz, pets have a sensitive skin that suffers from dermatology issues. Therefore, it’s wise to visit a dermatologist at Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Vancouver in Vancouver, BC if you’re stumped about your pet’s skin condition or notices any of the following signs:

Skin Irritation

Possible causes of skin irritation can range from parasites, infections, allergies, to underlying illness. The condition usually manifests as constant and excessive licking or scratching, redness, scaling, bald patches or scabbing.

Hair loss

Your pet can lose hair due to skin diseases, itching, poor blood flow, nutrition or hormonal changes. This condition is usually associated with thinning hair or bald patches (alopecia). Other signs of hair loss can include red skin patches, pigmentation, flaking, crusting, and unpleasant odor caused by a yeast infection.

Skin Rashes

A skin open sore or rash is another red flag that requires a dermatologist visit. When left untreated, they may result in oozing, leaking, hair loss or even depigmentation. These symptoms may appear anywhere on the body and you might notice the surrounding areas reddening or inflamed.

Skin Allergies

Pets that have allergies experience discomforts such as sneezing, itching or inflamed skin. The condition can lead to chronic respiratory issues, hot spots, scabbing, and recurring skin infections if left untreated.

Toe Masses

Take your pet to a vet dermatologist if you notice any tumorous lesions or a mass at the nail bed or the skin between the toes. It could be a sign of cancer particularly common in pets over the age of ten years.

Find The Finest In Veterinary Care

Dermatological conditions may cause unpleasant symptoms and may impact the quality of your pets’ lives. Help them find relief by bringing them to Atlas Animal Hospital in Vancouver. Our specialists are rigorously trained and have the necessary skills to identify, diagnose, and treat a vast range of pet skin conditions. We will assess your pets and address the issue so they can lead a happier and more comfortable life.

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