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Dog Skin Problems: What You Can Do

If you have a dog, be wary of skin problems and issues that can cause discomfort or even infection. Are you concerned about the condition of your dog’s skin and coat? Talk to our veterinarian in Richmond at Kindred Care Pet Hospital for an evaluation or to learn more.

The Signs of Skin Problems

Is your dog itching or experiencing hair loss? These simple signs could be indicative of a skin problem. This requires veterinary care to determine if the root cause is bacterial, fungal, or something related to allergies. A veterinary dermatologist may be brought in to further assess and identify what is going on with your pet.

Common Dog Skin Problems

Skin issues are not uncommon among dogs, but these issues will often require the expertise of a veterinarian to diagnose and resolve your pet’s skin problem. While most skin issues are easy to treat and not contagious, you want to be sure that your dog doesn’t have a bacterial infection, like ringworm or MRSA, which could be transmitted to other animals and humans as well. Some underlying causes of your dog’s skin problem could be one of the following common conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
  • Parasites
  • Ringworm
  • Skin Cancer

Rely on your vet in Richmond or your local animal hospital to ascertain the cause of your pet’s skin issue, and to administer treatment protocols accordingly.

Treating Dog Skin Problems

There is veterinary treatment available for common skin problems, which can relieve the itchiness and discomfort. Use a moisturizing dog shampoo and conditioner or invest in an anti-itch product to relieve dry skin. Talk to your veterinary care provider about sprays that may offer relief for dogs dealing with ‘hot-spots’.

Is your dog’s skin itchy or inflamed? Talk to our veterinarian in Richmond, or visit our animal hospital right away. Don’t let your pet suffer in silence. Bring him or her in for an assessment at Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond, or call us today at (281) 265-0009 to schedule an appointment.


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update 03/15/2021: 

We are open to provide care! For the protection of our pet parents and staff, we kindly ask that you wear a face mask and continue to social distance while inside our hospital. If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please call us to reschedule or discuss alternative arrangements. 

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