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Treating Dog Skin Problems

Nearly every dog owner will bring their pup into the animal hospital because of skin problems at some point. These conditions can make your dog uncomfortable and the sooner they are detected, the better. The easiest way to prevent skin problems and to find them early is to groom your pet and check their skin regularly. It is also important to feed your dog a high-quality diet. If you notice any problems with your dog's skin, get in touch with Sunrise Pet Hospital in Anaheim Hills so that we can take a look.

Common Skin Problems for Dogs

Dry and flaky skin: Many dogs suffer from dry and flaky skin, especially during the winter. Often, this condition can be managed by feeding a better diet and grooming more regularly. However, it can be caused by an underlying condition such as allergies, mange, or parasites. Our animal hospital can help find the root of the problem and recommend treatment options.

Allergic Dermatitis: Dogs can be allergic to a variety of things, which can include foods, dust mites, pollen, grooming products, insect bites, and more. Allergies can cause intense itching which will cause your dog to scratch and lick excessively.

Mites, fleas, and ticks: External parasites are common pests that can cause discomfort for your dog. These small creatures can spread mange, Lyme disease, and other bacterial infections. Their bites also cause itching. Treatment options will depend on the type of pest living on your pet. We will use flea preventatives, topicals, or insecticides for fleas and mites and remove the ticks manually.

Other common skin issues include bacterial infections, impetigo, yeast infection, seborrhea, alopecia, ringworm, and skin tumors.

Local Veterinary Care for Dog Skin Problems

If your dog is experiencing skin problems, contact Sunrise Pet Hospital right away. Call our veterinarian in Anaheim Hills at (714) 283-0227. Our animal hospital will work with you to get to the root of the problem and develop a treatment plan for your furry friend.

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