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Dermatology Services for Pets

Our pet’s skin helps to provide them with a protective outer layer that provides warmth and security from the world around them. Skin is not only your pet’s largest organ but it’s also the most exposed. As your pet’s veterinary team, we’re invested in maintaining your pet’s skin. If you have any questions about the type of dermatology care we provide, please contact us at 604.544.7387.

What are common skin issues you notice in pets?

There are a range of skin issues that can be linked to your pet’s itchiness and discomfort. Depending on what your pet is allergic to they may develop skin issues. Pets who are allergic to flea bites, specific foods, pollen or plants might develop severe itchiness or an infection. A bacterial infection can also cause your pet to be severely itchy. If you’ve noticed uncontrollable itching from your pet recently, it’s important to visit our hospital for treatment. It can be tempting to treat your pet’s skin issues with home remedies, especially when they’re in pain, but those can sometimes cause more harm than good.

How can I tell if my pet’s itching is connected to a health issue?

There are a few tell tale signs that warrant a discussion with our veterinary team, especially if you notice your pet:

  • Continuously biting licking or biting one area of their skin
  • Showing sudden hair loss or shedding
  • Rolling or rubbing against objects more than usual
  • Developing sores, redness or discoloured skin
  • Emitting body odour

    How will you treat my pet’s skin?

    Before we decide how best to treat your pet’s skin, we need to do a careful examination of the culprit of the itchiness. First, we’ll decide if parasites like fleas are the cause of your pet’s skin infection. If not, we’ll look into food, environmental or hormonal causes of their skin problems. After we’ve discovered the underlying cause of your pet’s skin issues, we might recommend topical treatment, tablets or injectables.

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    Last updated: July 20, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your pet.

    Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

    1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

  • We are currently operating with a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and team. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 604-544- 7387. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call you on your cell phone to discuss the issues with your pet, and you will have a telephone consult with the veterinarian to discuss further diagnostics required or a treatment plan for your pet. Following the end of the appointment, we will return your pet to you.
  • If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. One of our team members will bring your order to our designated pick up location, outside our front doors. Payment will be processed over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone’s safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    - Your dedicated team at Queen’s Park Pet Hospital