A cat or dog that suffers from dermatology issues like a rash or chronic skin irritation requires an evaluation by a professional so proper treatment can be obtained. Contact Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga if your pet is dealing with a skin issue that requires intervention. Here is some information about skin problems and how our vet will relieve discomfort if your pet is experiencing one themselves.
How to Recognize a Skin Problem
Skin problems are often noticed when a pet starts scratching or biting at their fur often. They do this in an attempt to relieve themselves from itchiness, discomfort, or pain. If you notice your pet is tending to their fur more than they had previously, part their coat and take a look at their skin closely. A pet that is missing fur may also be suffering from a skin problem. Check your pet's body for a visible rash, flaking skin, or the presence of fleas. Each of these problems needs to be addressed by our veterinarian to effectively stop the condition from continuing.
Relieving Discomfort at Home
At home, there are a few steps you can take to relieve discomfort your pet is experiencing from a dermatology issue. Avoid bathing your pet too often as this will deplete their skin of natural oils that help to keep it hydrated. Do not use grooming supplies that dry out the skin as well. If your pet is suffering from a rash, monitor their food intake to determine whether they are dealing with an allergic reaction. Adjust their diet or grooming supply usage as necessary if you believe an allergy is present. Comb your pet's fur to check for fleas as well.
How Our Veterinarian Will Help Your Pet
When you bring your dog or cat to our practice because of a skin problem, our vet will first conduct a full examination to check on your pet's overall health. This is important as the skin difficulty could be the result of an underlying medical problem that will be noticed during this assessment. Our vet will also be able to provide you with information about any medical problems found so that you know how to care for your pet at home. In many cases, skin irritation or rash difficulties will clear up with aid from prescription medication. Our vet will inform you about the dosage and frequency needed so your pet's skin condition diminishes as desired.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Contact Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga if your pet requires an evaluation by our veterinarian for a dermatology issue. Reach out to our practice today at 909-646-7387 to speak to our practitioner or to make an appointment for an assessment.