Skin problems are one of the most common reasons why people bring in their cats and dogs to see us. It's easy to imagine that our itchy cats and dogs have a decreased quality of life and can even feel quite miserable due to their discomfort, so we aim to diagnose and establish a treatment plan as quickly (and cost-effectively) as possible. The underlying causes of your pet's itchiness can vary widely, and should be properly diagnosed by a veterinarian.
Some signs you might notice in your itchy pet include:
- Ear infections
- Redness of the skin
- Wounds associated with scratching (“hot spots”)
- Secondary infections
- Hair loss
- Gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting and diarrhea (associated with adverse food reactions)
What are the most common causes of skin problems?
Flea allergies, atopic (environmental allergies), adverse food reactions, and skin infections are common culprits.
If your pet seems to be continuously itching and scratching, bring them in for their Itchy Scratchy exam. We can help you uncover the cause, and find them some relief!
This month only, we're offering 20% off our Itchy Scratchy pet exams. Call us today. (250) 339-6555