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5 Signs It May Be Time to See a Veterinary Dermatologist

Caring for your cat or dog's skin is an important task so that they remain in the best of health. A pet suffering from a rash, irritation, or other skin ailments needs assistance from our vet at Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond. Here are five signs that indicate your pet has a dermatology issue that needs intervention.

Bald Areas Are Noticed

If your pet has spots where its fur is missing altogether, a skin problem may be causing fur to fall out. Another reason why fur disappears is if a pet licks or scratches its coat often. Our vet will check the skin from problems and provide proper treatment so fur regrows again.

Rash Is Present On The Skin

A pet with a rash is most likely suffering from itchiness and possible pain due to inflammation. A rash requires medication to clear it up quickly. Lifestyle changes may be necessary to keep rashes from returning again in the future.

Allergies Cause Your Pet To Have Difficulties

A cat or dog that suffers from allergies may experience problems with its skin as a part of the symptoms it experiences. Our vet will help you find out what is causing allergic reactions to occur so you can keep your pet away from triggers. Tests can be conducted to help determine allergens as well.

Dry Skin Is A Problem

A dog or cat with dry skin needs a moisturizing treatment to replenish necessary oils that keep it supple. Special creams or ointments can be used for treatment. Refrain from bathing your pet too often if dry skin is present.

Your Pet Has Fleas

A pet with a flea problem is likely to have skin problems arise. Flea bites can be painful if they become infected. Fleas also cause a pet to become extremely itchy as they are felt crawling upon the skin. Our vet will rid your pet of these pests and clear the skin as needed.

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update 7/01/2020: 

Regular office hours are now being implemented. We highly recommend the use of face masks and encourage scheduling appointments DURING thIS time . If you are currently undergoing treatment, experiencing symptoms or have been exposed please give the care of your pet to someone close to you. We would greatly appreciate if you inform our staff of this SITUATION. 

     Dear Clients, 

 The implications of the COVID-19 are concerning to all. Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our staff, clients and community members. Having said that, we will be taking some precautionary measures and actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the CDC recommendations; wEARING OF MASK, Hand washing and social distancing guidelines have been implemented. Team members who are not feeling well or have potential exposure to COVID-19 are being asked to stay at home. We have implemented an increased scope and frequency of cleaning in our facility. Surfaces that are touched frequently are being cleaned often and wiped down. Hand sanitizers are placed in multiple locations. We are encouraging drop off appointments, while spacing out the appointments that absolutely cannot be dropped off in hope of limiting face to face time while ensuring that our patients are getting all of the care needed. We encourage quick hand-off of your pets to clinic staff. In some situations, a case by case analysis of the situation may be considered as far as coming in to the hospital.  We want to thank all our dear clients for your understanding and cooperation in these challenging times.  This too shall pass. 

 Thanks, Dr. Fidelis & Staff.


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