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Posted on 12-14-2018
Just like you may occasionally have skin problems that require you to talk to your doctor, your pets can run into similar problems that require a veterinarian who is skilled in dermatology. Below are some of the signs that you should schedule an appointment for a veterinary dermatologist to examine your pet.
Although it's harder to see a pet's under a cloak of fur, a rash is a sure sign that your pet is experiencing some dermatological distress. If the rash doesn't clear up on its own, you may need medical treatment.
Missing fur, especially in patches, could be a sign of a rash or other irritation that requires veterinary attention. A rash could be causing fur loss, or your pet may be scratching and removing its own fur.
Fur loss could be due to excessive grooming because your pet is itchy, or your pet may be obsessively scratching and licking without removing any fur. This could be caused by an allergy or another condition.
Although minor cuts and scratches can heal on their own, a sudden rupture or skin that's oozing pus is definitely a sign that you need to take your pet to a vet skilled in dermatology.
If you notice any debris in your pet's coat, it might be time to schedule an appointment. Debris could be signs of a flea or mite infestation, or it may be dander that needs to be treated by a vet.
Contact North Central Animal Hospital in Phoenix if your pet has any of these symptoms of a dermatological issue. Call us at (602) 395-9773 to schedule an appointment or discuss other concerns about your pet's health.