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11 Signs You Should See Our Pet Dermatologist

Pet Dermatologist in Vancouver, BC.

11 Signs You Should Book an Appointment with a Pet Dermatologist in Vancouver, BC

Although your regular vet can handle most medical care, there are times when visiting a pet dermatologist for extra support just makes sense. A pet dermatologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions that affect dogs and cats. Here are 11 reasons to book an appointment with a pet dermatologist.

Ear Infections

Many ear infections affecting pets are caused by irritation of the skin in the ear canal. Treatment may include antibiotics, irrigation, and dietary changes to help your pets recover fast.

Fur Loss

Skin problems are often the root cause of fur loss in pets. Dermatologists treat this root cause to restore normal fur growth and restore the health of your pets.

Hot Spots

Without treatment, hot spots do not tend to go away on their own. These irritated patches of skin require a full workup to find their cause and create the best treatment plan.

Itchy Rash

If your pet has an irritating itchy rash that will not go away, a pet dermatologist can help find the root cause and treat the condition.

Ulcer

A skin ulcer on your pet’s lips or other mucus membranes can linger on for months as the skin fails to heal properly. Treatment from a dermatologist can help speed up the healing process.  

Mass

A mass or tumorous lesion requires prompt evaluation from a pet dermatologist. The care process will usually involve a biopsy and testing to find the cause of the mass.

Skin Eruption

Dogs and cats can develop unsightly and uncomfortable skin eruptions that require prompt care. Pet dermatologists may apply medicated ointments to the eruptions to help them heal fast.

Parasites

External parasites, like mites or fleas, will linger on for ages without proper care from a skilled pet dermatologist. Care from an experienced professional will eliminate them quickly, however.

Wounds

Dermatologists provide pets with wound care when a cut or scrape will not heal on its own. The wound care process may require many visits before true healing begins.

Nail Abnormalities

Nail growth abnormalities may occur due to underlying damage to the skin on the paw pads. Dermatologists will assess the damage and find a way to reverse the abnormal growth patterns.

Pet Allergies

Dog and cat allergies tend to present as skin problems in their earliest stages. Without care for cat and dog allergies, your pet could suffer ongoing medical problems that have no clear cause or pathway to recovery.

Acquiring Pet Dermatology Services

If you are ready to acquire care from a pet dermatology professional, contact the team at Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver by calling 604-558-3376. You can also reach us at our Richmond office at 604-270-6163.

Contact us to make an appointment today for your dog or cat in need of dermatology care.

Vancouver:

1316 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A3 Canada
(604) 558-3376

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Richmond:

140 - 8040 Garden City Rd.
Richmond, BC V6Y 2N9 Canada
(604) 270-6163

Vancouver Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Richmond Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

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    Lindsay L. - Google Review
  • "I don't have enough positive words to describe how thankful I am about Dr. Charach expertise and his team's kindness...I wish I had found Dr. Charach before spending thousands of dollars with no results. I don't consider his fees unreasonable considering the amazing results I had. The clinic's staff was very organized, super nice and knowledgeable. 5 stars all the way to Dr. Charach and the clinic's team."
    Monica M - Google review
  • "I have been so grateful for Dr. Charach’s dermatology expertise in treating my shar pei’s seasonal allergies, skin infections and food allergies. He takes the time to go over the history every visit to ensure that we are not confusing the symptoms with other possible diagnosis. He is also very up to date on all the current immunotherapy and pharmaceutical options. I always leave his office with a plan and feel that my dog has been well cared for. Over the past 5 years I have seen significant improvement in my dog’s quality of life and thanks to Dr. Charach. I recommend Dr. Charach to any animal with skin issues."
    Dr. C. MacCallum