Skin problems are one of the most common concerns that cause owners to take their dogs to a veterinarian’s office. Skin problems can cause significant discomfort in your dog, which is more prevalent during the warmer months when allergies are more likely to occur. A dog can experience mild to severe skin problems requiring effective treatment from an experienced veterinarian.
If your dog’s skin problems are neglected for a long period, the condition can develop into worse health complications. If your furry friend is showing signs of a skin issue and you live in or around Chadds Ford or Greenville, contact our veterinary care team at Brandywine Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment.
Common Types of Dog Skin Problems
Dogs are troubled by various types of skin conditions, just like humans. Some of the common skin conditions in dogs include:
- External parasites
- Environmental Allergies
- Food Allergies
- Impetigo lesions appearing on the dog's stomach as blisters
- Yeast infections
- Ticks and fleas
Symptoms of Dog Skin Problems
Itching is one of the most prevalent signs that your dog is suffering from a skin disorder. Still, it is difficult to pinpoint what is irritating your dog without conducting a veterinary exam. Other symptoms include:
- Skin sores
- Dry skin
- Hair loss
Get Relief for Your Dog’s Skin Problems at Brandywine Veterinary Hospital
If you live in or around Chadds Ford or Greenville, and your dog is suffering from a skin problem, our veterinarians at Brandywine Veterinary Hospital are here to help. Treating these problems includes topical treatments such as the application of ointments and shampoos and administering drugs via the mouth. Call our Chadds Ford office today at (610) 459-0500 or our Greenville office at (302) 476-8779 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.