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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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Holiday Hours

Wednesday(11/25/20): 9:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday(11/26/20) CLOSED

Friday (11/27/20) 10:00am to  2:00pm

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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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