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Dermatology Services for Pets

Skin problems such as hair loss, sores, allergic reactions and more are a common problem among our furry family members. And it makes sense – this large organ is constantly exposed to the elements, as well as parasites and other irritants. With dermatological problems, it’s best to seek your veterinarian’s advice ASAP, before the problem gets any worse. A small rash can quickly escalate to a full-blown allergic reaction, or may even be a sign of an undiagnosed health problem. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at 902.863.3157 for your pet’s dermatological needs.

What are the signs of skin problems in pets?

Behaviours such as excessive scratching, licking or even biting of their own skin are signs of dermatological problems. Other symptoms include bald patches, discoloration, dryness and excess shedding. Of course, visible sores, scaling and bleeding are also signs of a skin problem.

Why is my pet itching? What are the causes of skin conditions in pets?

Compromised immune systems, yeast infections, allergies, parasites, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, stress, as well as kidney and thyroid conditions can all contribute to your pet’s skin problems. In the summer months, pets can even get mild to severe sunburns if they spend too much time out in the sun. Sun protection products made specifically for pets are available.

What kinds of treatments are available to address skin issues in pets?

Antihistamines, antibiotics, medicated creams, injections and even laser therapy are all examples of treatment for skin problems. The therapy that your veterinarian will prescribe will depend on your pet’s diagnosis and unique situation.

Last updated: April 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We offer after-hours emergency care services to the clients and pets in our community. If your pet is experiencing an emergency after hours, please call our clinic phone number, and you will be directed to the veterinarian on-call for further assistance. 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Antigonish Veterinary Clinic