Excessive scratching? Itching? Persistently licking the same spot? These can be signs that your pet is fighting a skin infection, allergy, or skin disease. Common causes for most dermatological diseases come from the environment – dust mites, pollen, parasites, ticks, insect bites, etc. If you notice any such signs, you should bring your pet in for an exam. Our vets can detect, diagnose and advise you on ways to prevent your pet from contracting skin infections. To know more about our dermatological services or to book an appointment, call us at 306-545-7211

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What are the symptoms of skin irritations in dogs and cats?

  • Scabs and lesions
  • Scratching
  • Dry, flaky, irritated skin
  • Hair loss
  • Rashes and redness
  • Excessive licking 

What are some causes of skin infections and allergies in dogs and cats?

  • Fleas
  • Food allergies
  • Shampoos
  • Ringworm
  • Stress
  • Changing seasons

Can skin infections spread from dogs and cats to humans?

Yes. When you share a house or a bed with your pet, some skin infections can transfer from them to you. Such skin infections include bacterial infections like staphylococcus, creeping eruption caused by hookworms, scabies, ringworms, and more.

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