One of the conditions treated by a veterinarian is skin irritation. Regardless of its cause, itchy skin that's broken out into a rash can be not only annoying to your pet but painful and even dangerous. At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, our vets can help pets with dermatology issues and allergies that cause irritation. A “veterinarian near me” at our “animal hospital near me” is here to help.
Causes of Skin Rash and Irritation in Pets
There are numerous culprits when it comes to the irritation of your pets skin. Some may be quite obvious while others are more difficult to pinpoint. Some causes are:
● Parasites (fleas, ticks, lice, and mites)
● Food allergies
● Cleaning supplies
● Anxiety and stress
● Hormonal imbalance
● Autoimmune disease
It may be useful to consult with a vet before treating an irritation yourself. What works for humans may not work, and even be dangerous, for our pets.
Symptoms of Skin Irritation in Pets
A pet may exhibit one or more of the following symptoms when dealing with skin irritation.
● Hair loss
● Flaked or dry skin
● Oily skin
● Open wounds
What Can a Vet Do to Help?
Once a vet on our team has determined the cause of the rash or irritation, we will treat it accordingly. Treatments may include one or a combination of the following:
● Topical ointment
● Parasite control medication
● Anti-fungal sprays
● Oral medication
● Dietary changes
A vet on our team may also suggest washing your pets' bedding regularly in gentle detergent. We may also tell you to limit outdoor time when the pollen and mold counts are high.
Get Pet Allergies Treatment and Pet Dermatology from a Veterinarian on Our Team
Whether your pet needs treatment for a skin rash or any other condition, rest assured that our team at Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, can help. Call our office at (604) 536-3131 for more information from a “veterinarian near me” at our “animal hospital near me.”