When a pet suffers from a skin allergy, they will likely have noticeable symptoms to help you identify the need to have them treated. A pet with a skin allergy requires a trip to Day Creek Animal Hospital to meet with our Rancho Cucamonga veterinarian. Here are some signs that your pet may be dealing with a dermatology problem that needs addressing.
Missing Fur from the Body
A pet with patches where there is no fur present may have a skin allergy. Take a look at the skin in the spots where the fur is missing for a rash. Skin irritation could cause your pet to bite or scratch at their coat, causing the fur to fall out.
Visible Raised Bumps
A skin rash is usually noticed when you pet your dog or cat. You may feel raised bumps or scabs as you run your hand over their body. Part the skin and check for redness. A rash needs to be treated with medication for it to clear in its entirety.
Fleas Seen In the Fur
If your pet has a flea problem, they will likely deal with skin irritation, itchiness, and rashes. Many pets are allergic to flea bites and will scratch at their coat to try to stop the discomfort. This can lead to scrapes and cuts, which could become infected. Our veterinarian will treat the flea problem first and then tend to the skin allergy with medication.
Dry and Flaky Skin
If a pet suffers from dryness of the skin, you may notice small white flecks throughout their coat. They may also scratch at their skin to try to stop itchiness which is often associated with dry skin. Grooming products could cause dryness as well as skin rashes if a pet is allergic to the ingredients. Refrain from bathing your pet too often as this depletes the skin of natural oils.
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Contact Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga if your pet is dealing with a dermatology issue. Call our practice at (909)-646-7387 for more information or to make an appointment.