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5 Signs It May Be Time to See a Veterinary Dermatologist

When pets suffer from skin problems, it can make their lives miserable and as well as yours. You can save your pet a lot of discomfort and pain by taking him to a veterinary dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis of his condition. With the help of a dermatology specialist from Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, your pet will soon be on the road to recovery.

Here are some signs that may indicate your pet is in need of vet dermatology services:

Incessant Biting or Scratching of Skin 

A pet that’s incessantly scratching or biting his fur or skin may have skin irritation. Excessive itchiness is a telltale sign that something is bothering your pet.

Skin Rash

An unusual rash on your pet’s skin is also a signal that it’s time to see a veterinary dermatologist, especially if the rash starts to spread. If your pet scratches the rash, he could break the skin and cause an infection.

Skin Irritation

Skin irritations can be distinguished by red patches, bumps, scabs, or sores on your pet’s skin. They could be caused by allergies, infections, parasites or disease. Left unchecked, they can easily spread, making life miserable for your pet.

Hair loss

If your pet shows signs of extensive hair loss, see your vet. Hair loss can produce unsightly bald patches on your pet’s body, exposing him to infection and disease. A trip to your vet can uncover the cause of hair loss and restore your pet to full health.

Open Sores or Oozing Skin

If you notice open sores popping up on your pet’s skin or blisters that ooze pus, see your vet. Even one or two unsightly sores are a cause for concern. Don’t wait until your pet is covered with sores to take him to Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton for a checkup.

Schedule a Dermatology Exam 

To schedule a dermatology exam for your feline or canine companion, call Valley Animal Hospital at (973) 509-5225 today. We’ll assess your pet’s skin problems and recommend treatment that will promote a complete and speedy recovery.


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