Dermatology Services for Pets

Your pet’s skin protects them from harmful germs, toxic substances and extreme weather. This is why it is important to address any skin problems they may develop. Skin issues are very common in pets, but they are also very easy to notice. This means they can be treated early. Our veterinary team can diagnose and treat any abnormalities you notice on your furry friend’s skin.

What types of skin issues do pets usually have?

The skin problems that your pet may experience are similar to human conditions. Skin issues in your pets may stem from environmental factors, their genetics and parasites. We commonly see pets with the following skin conditions:

  1. Alopecia
  2. Yeast Infection
  3. Dermatitis
  4. Acne
  5. Folliculitis
  6. Impetigo

How can I tell if my pet has a skin condition?

Skin abnormalities are alarming and should be checked by a veterinarian immediately. Some signs of a dermatological condition in your pet are:

  • Dandruff
  • Red patches on the skin
  • Bald patches
  • Thinning hair or dull coat
  • Scratching or sniffing
  • Smelly fur

    How are skin issues in my pet treated?

    To ensure your pet gets the correct treatment we recommend scheduling an appointment at our hospital right away. There are many home remedies online that may cause even more problems for your pet. When your pet comes in with a dermatological issue we perform a thorough examination and run tests to accurately diagnose each case we see. A skin issue may be resolved through a prescribed topical cream or oral medication.

  • Last updated: March 2, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, 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

  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly over both the nose and mouth.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • 3. 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.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital