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Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160


An Overview of Pet Dermatology Care from Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

At Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital, we are here to serve the pets and families of Mission, BC by providing comprehensive pet care services. While we always stress the importance of preventative care, we also know that acute care issues are going to arise from time to time. One of the areas in which we specialize in is pet dermatology, which is the care of your pet's skin. We understand that skin issues can be sensitive, which is why we treat every pet who comes to see us with care and compassion.


Signs of Pet Skin Problems

Many pets are covered in fur, which makes their skin hard to see. Often, we hear that our families did not know that pets were having an issue with their skin.

Constant Scratching

One of the most common signs that something might be wrong is that the pet is scratching constantly. Look for irritation or a rash that develops under the skin when this happens. This can be revealed simply by stroking the pet gently. If the skin appears inflamed, this is a sign that something is wrong with the pet's skin.

Hair Falling Out

Another sign that something might be wrong with the pet's skin is fur that keeps falling out. While many pets shed, if the fur is falling out to the point that there are bald spots, or if it is coming out in clumps, this needs to be addressed by a trained veterinarian.

The Treatment of Skin Issues in Pets

If someone comes to see us, the first thing we are going to do is conduct a comprehensive examination. We are going to look at the rash and examine for other signs of irritation. Finally, we may conduct a few diagnostic tests to figure out why the rash or skin problem is present.

Some of the treatment options we may leverage include specialized food, removal of allergens, or medications called antihistamines that can reduce the amount of inflammation that is present. We will do everything we can to take care of your pet.

Make an Appointment with Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital Today

At Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to take care of the pets in the Mission, BC area. We know that many of our pets come in with a variety of health issues. That is why we take the time to get to know all our families, providing compassionate care to everyone who comes to see us. This includes skin issues. If you are looking for a veterinarian who has the training and experience to provide compassionate care to your pet, then give us a call today! We look forward to meeting you.