Curious cats and delighted dogs are always prodding inside bushes or sniffing around the neighbourhood. In doing so, they expose themselves to skin conditions such as rashes, irritations, etc. Some skin infections can also be caused by underlying illnesses not visible to an untrained eye. At Fraser Valley, we have experienced veterinarians who can spot skin issues and provide the right treatment for your furry companion. To help your pet have flawless and healthy skin, contact us at 604-854-2313.

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How do I know if a skin rash is a cause of concern?

The cause of the rash can give you an answer. Did it occur because your dog scratched itself against a bush or at home? Or did it appear after a change in food or was it accompanied by other symptoms? If you can’t locate the source and see if it is being accompanied by other symptoms, please bring your pet in to see a veterinarian. 

What are some signs of skin conditions in pets?

Some signs to look out for include:

  • Skin rash or irritation
  • Excessive licking or scratching of a particular area 
  • Strange bumps, lumps or abnormalities on the skin
  • Obsessive biting or chewing of their skin
  • Dry or flaky skin
  • Loss of fur 
  • Redness or flared skin 

What are some causes of skin conditions in pets?

Skin irritations or conditions can be caused due to several factors including environmental allergies, food allergies or sensitivities, hives, parasitic mites, bacterial infection, etc. They might also be symptoms of internal diseases. If you notice any skin concerns, please bring in your pet for an examination.

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