Having an itchy pet is distressing to both your pet and to you and Sydney’s climate certainly adds to this problem. There are quite a few signs indicating skin problems in dogs and cats but itchiness and patchy hair loss are the most commonly presented ones. There are many reasons (and often more than one) for this and no two pets are the same.
We do understand that your pet’s skin issues can be frustrating, so we always offer our clients a longer initial consultation time, at no extra cost. This allows us the time to discuss in depth the many points to consider for the cause of your pet’s skin problems, such as fleas, allergies and hypersensitivities, infections and immune reactions. We also need to find out what previous treatments and tests your pet has received. Further testing is often likely to be required and can range from very simple tests to very extensive. It is important to note that these testing procedures are very helpful in methodically finding a diagnosis for your pet.
Fleas are a common cause of many skin problems in our pets. Further information about fleas can be found on our website under fleas. As with human allergies and other skin conditions, some skin cases in our dogs and cats cannot be cured but can be managed very effectively so that both your pet and you are content and comfortable.