A rash or small growth on your pet’s skin may seem harmless enough. In fact, you might feel confident in treating it at home after a quick search on Google. We always recommend that you reach out to your vet whenever you see anything unusual in your pet’s skin, or other aspects of their health. This can help prevent symptoms from worsening, ensure your pet is properly diagnosed, and that they receive the care they need. Remember, flare-ups on your pet’s skin can also be signs of underlying health problems. When in doubt, it’s always best to give us a call at 905-257-3700

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What causes itchy skin in pets?

Excessive itchiness can be a sign of a wide range of problems. A vet can determine which of the following is causing your pet’s skin irritation: 

  • Food/seasonal allergies
  • Parasites 
  • Infection 
  • Reaction to chemicals (e.g. soap)

What are signs of skin issues in pets?

The warning signs are plenty and depend based on your pet’s specific diagnosis. 

  • Bumps
  • Lumps 
  • Excess licking, scratching or dragging of their rear
  • Dry skin 
  • Hair loss 
  • Rubbing at the ear
  • Biting of certain areas of their skin 

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