Our Veterinarians in Winnipeg Can Treat Your Dogs’ Skin Problems
If you have been noticing your dogs are constantly scratching or biting at their skin, it may be the result of a skin problem. There are several types of skin conditions that a dog can suffer from, and it is important to determine what type of skin problem your pets have in order to get them the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. If your animals have sores, patches of fur missing, or open wounds at the irritation site, it’s essential that they be seen by our veterinarians in Winnipeg at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre for skin care treatment. Here are the most common skin problems in dogs.
Flaky, dry skin can be discomforting for your dogs. In most situations, this type of skin problem isn’t serious, however, it may be a symptom of allergies, a skin disease, or mange. So, if it is a persistent problem, talk to your veterinarian in Winnipeg about treatments for dry skin. In some cases, grooming your dogs once a month may take care of the dry skin issue.
The bites of fleas, ticks, and mites can make your dogs itchy and possibly, bite their own skin for relief. The constant scratching can lead to open wounds, which then can leave your pets wide open for infections. The best treatment for ridding parasites is preventative care medication. Our vets can recommend the appropriate flea and tick treatment for your pets and may advise on how to prevent the parasites from reoccurring.
Unfortunately, dogs can develop skin problems due to food allergies. Certain proteins in dogs food can make the skin irritated or inflamed and trigger vomiting and diarrhea. Talk to our veterinarians if you suspect that your pets have a food allergy. We may suggest a few treatment options about treating their skin condition and subduing the rest of the symptoms.
Contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre in Winnipeg for pet skin care treatments. Narrowing down the main cause of the skin problems, whether it is due to an irritant or allergen, is the first step to providing relief for your dogs. Call us today at 204-452-0911 to schedule an exam for your pets.