Did you know that:

  • Between a quarter and a third of all visits to the veterinary clinic are for skin problems?
  • There are over 160 different skin diseases that can affect our pets?
  • Some diseases can be spread to other pets and your family members?

Signs of skin disease

  • Itchy skin
  • Scaly skin
  • Lumps
  • Infections
  • Excessive grooming
  • Licking feet
  • Repeated ear infections
  • Repeated anal sac infections

What can you do?

  • Regular anti-parasitic treatments
  • Groom your pet regularly looking for any changes
  • Feed a good quality diet
  • Do not wash your pet too often
dog dermatology

What we offer

In a dermatological consultation we may suggest the following tests to help find out what is bothering your pet. These tests may be done ‘in-house’ or sent to an outside expert laboratory.
  • Full examination
  • Skin scraping
  • Coat brushings
  • Combings
  • Hair plucks
  • Parasitic microscopy
  • Allergen specific serological testing
  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Woods lamp for ringworm
  • Fungal and bacterial culture
  • Skin biopsy
  • Dietary trials
  • Bacterial microscopy
Treatments vary but your vet will guide you through all the options available.