Your pet’s fur, hair, skin and nails are some of the key features that make them so lovable. There’s nothing quite like cuddling with a soft and fluffy puppy fresh from the groomers. Aside from aesthetics, your pet’s dermatological health plays a key role in their overall well-being. They are constantly exposed to irritants, parasites, diseases and other factors that can cause them harm. Fortunately, our veterinary team is here to take care of any of their skin health issues. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 905.685.7349 with any concerns.
Is a dull coat a sign of health problems in pets?
Yes! A dull coat along with dry or flaky skin is typically a sign your dog or cat is not getting proper food and nutrition. Pet fur contains protein. A dull-looking coat means they are not getting enough protein, fats and carbohydrates. Call us right away if you notice this in your furry friend.
How can I keep my dog or cat’s coat healthy?
Proper diet is key. Please don’t hesitate to call us for our recommendations on formulations and supplements (e.g. fish oils). Regular brushing and grooming is also important. Depending on the type of fur, your pet should be professionally groomed once every 6 weeks or so.
What are signs of dermatological issues in pets?
Skin issues are some of the most common problems we see here at the hospital. Please contact us right away if you spot any of the following symptoms in your furry friend:
- Hair loss
- Biting their own skin
- Excess scratching
- Inflamed and flaky skin
- Dragging their rear or other body parts across surfaces