Dermatological issues can be a bit sneaky.
First of all, the skin is the body’s largest organ – so there’s lots of physical space for issues to arise.
Second, animals are furry! Their skin can often be hard to see, so you might not notice redness, inflammation, bumps, lesions, or other issues right away (not to mention how difficult it can be to get a good look between toes or inside ears).
Finally, because there are so many factors that can contribute to skin irritation – environment, diet, trauma, hygiene, parasites, or other diseases, to name a few – treatment is rarely simple or straightforward.
Keeping on top of any issues your companion might have helps prevent more significant problems down the line. Here are five ‘spot checks’ that you can add to your regular wellness checklist to make sure you note any subtle signs of skin concerns:
Regardless of the cause, skin issues are usually itchy and irritating. You will likely notice your pet scratching, licking, rolling, or rubbing against things in an effort to ease their discomfort. If you notice any signs of concern, don’t hesitate to book a veterinary consultation so we can help get to the bottom of this itchy issue.