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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We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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Last updated: February 8, 2021.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions.

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.



Beginning on Monday, September 21, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday - 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