We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.466.2543. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic