Dog Skin Care

Skin is the largest organ in the body and the first line of defence against the environment. It’s essential to keep this organ in tip-top shape.

What are the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?

Itchy, smelly, yeasty, greasy, and sometimes even painful. The overgrowth of bacteria on the surface of the skin causes Pyoderma (bacterial skin infection). In-house cytology can help determine the root cause of this irritating condition.

What are the causes, symptoms, and treatment for ringworms?

This fungal infection is not a worm at all! Ringworm is contagious to cats, dogs and even humans. Your vet can determine the best course of treatment which may include topical and/or oral medications.

What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?

Allergic skin disease can be a very frustrating topic. Your pet can be allergic to pollen, dust mites, smoke, fleas, grass, trees, wool, mold, and many more environmental irritants. Some allergies are seasonal, while others are year-round. The easiest way to avoid allergic skin diseases is to find the allergy and stay away from it! Other treatment options are drug therapy.

What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?

In-house skin scraping viewed under the microchip is the easiest way to find which parasites are irritating your companion. Identifying the suspect will allow us to find a medication which will evict these unwanted tenants.


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Last updated: June 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Masks are now optional for both staff and clients at our hospital. Please respect everyone's comfort level. Here is what you can expect:

For appointments:
  • There are no longer any capacity limits on our exam rooms or reception area
  • Masks are optional for both team members and clients.
  • For food / medication / retail:
  • It is best to call your order in ahead of time so the team can get it ready for you. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for medication refills
  • We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.


    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital