Is your pet suffering from a dermatological condition?
Just like us, our four-legged friends can suffer from skin issues and irritations from time to time. But unlike us, they can’t always communicate their dermatological complaints and tend to suffer in silence as a result. That’s why it’s important for us to look out for the signs.
If your best mate displays any of the common signs below, it’s best to come and see us to get them checked out by the vet. The good news is that skin issues in cats and dogs are generally treatable, so we can get your pet back to doing what they love, without all the itching!
Dermatological Issues for Dogs
The two most common reasons for dermatological issues in dogs are allergies and pests. Summer and the hotter weather tend to make things a little worse or bring up problems that haven’t presented themselves before.
While we can’t speak doggy (yet), there are some tell-tale behavioural and physiological signs that can mean a visit to see us to get it checked out is in order.
If you notice your dog is licking themselves a lot, has itchy spots, or stinky ears, is dropping dandruff, has runny, swollen, or itchy eyes, has a funky smell, or is shaking or tilting their head a lot, you should book in a consult with us.
While these symptoms might sound a little nasty, the good news is they are generally treatable, and hopefully, in no time, your best mate will be doing way more ball catching and less skin itching.
Dermatological Issues for Cats
Like us humans, our feline friends can suffer from skin issues and irritations from time to time, with many cats having itchy skin, especially around the face and feet, caused by a dermatological condition.
The two most common reasons are allergies and pests, with summer and the hotter weather tending to make things a little worse or bring up problems that haven’t presented themselves before.
While we haven’t unlocked the secret to speaking fluent cat (we’re learning though), there are some behavioural and physiological signs that can mean a visit to see us to get it sorted is in order.
If you notice your cat has bumpy spots, scaly skin, thinning or loss of coat, vomiting hairballs or itchy bits, you should book a consult with us.
While these symptoms might sound a little nasty, the good news is they are generally treatable, and hopefully, in no time, your cat will be doing way more purring and less itching.
Challenges of Ear Drops
Spring and summer are a prime time for otitis (ear infections) in dogs – which can mean a battleground at treatment time!
Does your dog run and hide when you reach for ear drops? Do you end up covered in more medication than your dog’s ear?
Combatting Ear Infections in Dogs
Spring and summer can be a prime time for otitis (ear infections).
If you notice your dog has started scratching at their ears, shaking their head or holding their head to one side, it is time to contact your vet for an assessment.
Nutrition Can Help With Dermatological Conditions
Feeding your pet a premium diet can have many benefits for their overall health, including if they are suffering from a dermatological condition. There are specific diets available that are designed to help pets with skin disease, allergies and more.
What are the benefits of super premium nutrition for pets?
- Formulated with the health of the animal in mind
- Developed by nutritionists, food scientists and veterinarians
- Made with high-quality ingredients
- A complete and balanced diet
- Aligns with pet food industry regulations
- Made with exceptional quality control
- Highly digestible
Talk to your vet about ROYAL CANIN®️ premium diet options available to help your pet live their best life.