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Dermatology Services for Pets

Your pet’s skin and fur are vital parts of their overall well-being. As such a large organ and part of their body, pets can develop so many different kinds of dermatological problems. Unfortunately, your pet can get anything from acute conditions such as hives or external parasites, to chronic conditions such as allergies or immunological conditions. Rest assured, we are here for you to help you get ahead of these conditions and ensure your pet is properly diagnosed and treated. Reach out to us at 519.426.0111 to learn more.

What are the causes of allergic skin diseases in pets?

Our furry family members usually inherit their allergic skin diseases. Some breeds are more susceptible to developing conditions. Exposure to certain allergens like pollen, mould, and dust can also jumpstart different types of allergic reactions in dogs and cats.

What are the symptoms of skin disease or skin allergies in pets?

Although every pet is different, some of the most common signs you can keep an eye on are itchiness, rough coat, dry/oily/crusty skin, poor hair growth, flatulence and ear infections. Behaviours such as excessive licking, scratching and rubbing of their groin, ears, feet and other areas are also other general signs of adverse skin reactions and allergies.

How are skin allergies and skin issues treated in pets?

After a consultation at the hospital, we can determine the best course of action to treat your pet’s skin health problem. Some of the most popular and effective methods for treating dermatologic problems in pets are: medicated baths, antihistamines, supplements and hypoallergenic diets. As always, please feel free to reach out to our team with any of your questions or concerns.

Last updated: September 8, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store"
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Simcoe Animal Hospital