Why care for your pet’s skin?
Skin care might seem like an exclusively human issue, but dogs and cats suffer skin trouble more often than they do allergies (i.e. hay fever or food)
- Bacterial infections
- Fungal infections
- Parasites such as fleas and ticks
Spotting a skin problem
Skin problems are a common cause of visits to first opinion vets. There are a wide range of skin conditions out there, some more serious than others. If you suspect your dog or cat is suffering from a skin problem, contact your vet as soon as possible.
Signs of skin problems include:
- Regular scratching, licking or chewing a particular area
- Rubbing their face against furniture/carpet
- Skin that’s visibly dry, flaky, red, swollen or bleeding
- Hair loss