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Dog Skin Care

Many dogs have skin sensitivities. Some are allergy related, some are environmental, or diet related. No matter what the issue, skin problems can be very irritating and uncomfortable for your dog. Our knowledgeable vets can give your dog relief and help keep their skin healthy.

What are the causes, symptoms & diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?

There can be many causes of skin irritations and infections. Skin irritations can be red, itchy, cause hair loss, and even become odorous. The best way to get to the bottom of your dog’s skin issues is to have a consultation with one of our wonderful veterinarians. We want to ensure your dog’s comfort and skin health needs are met.

What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for ringworms?

Despite the name, ringworm is not actually a worm (or even caused by a worm). It’s a fungal infection of the top layers of the skin and hair. Classic symptoms of ringworm include lesions that typically appear on a dog’s head, ears, paws and forelimbs. These lesions can cause patchy, crusted circular “bald spots” that sometimes look red in the centre. In mild cases of ringworm, there may be just a few broken hairs, while severe cases of ringworm can spread over most of a dog’s body. It’s also possible for a dog to carry the fungus and not show any signs or symptoms.

What are the causes and treatment for allergic skin diseases?

Skin allergies in dogs are typically caused by two factors: environmental and food-related allergies. Food allergies can be controlled with a proper diet and avoiding the triggers that cause the discomfort to your dog. Environmental allergies can be controlled with medications that can help reduce the side effects of allergies.

What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?

The causes of parasitic skin diseases are just that, parasites! Fleas are the biggest culprit to irritating our beloved pets. Treatments come in many forms, topical as well as oral parasite preventions are available at our clinic.

What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?

Causes of hormonal skin disease in dogs is typically due to an imbalance of hormones. Alopecia and dermatosis are the two most common skin diseases caused by hormones in dogs. Hair loss, redness, itching is just a few of the symptoms. The number one treatment is to spay or neuter your pet to avoid imbalance. If the problems persist, there are other medications and hormone therapy available.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic