Pet Dermatology

Pet Dermatology and Skin Care from Our Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team

Pet owners who want medical care for their pets can rely on Doggie Dude Ranch to treat their pet friends with focused care and services from our veterinarian. Our Ames, IA, animal hospital is here to help with a variety of issues, including pet skin infections. Visit us for pet dermatology services. 

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Animal Hospital Services

Our veterinary services are here for your pets. From kitten and puppy care to pet arthritis, we're here to provide wellness and preventative care. Another area that we cover is an issue a pet owner may encounter, which is a skin infection. The cause of these infections can be due to several things. 

When you schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, your pet will be examined from top to bottom and nose to tail to diagnose the problem. Once determined, a pet care plan can be created to include treatment and any medications needed to clear up the skin infection. 

Causes of Skin Infections

Different issues can result in skin infections that require veterinary pet care. The skin problem may be caused by underlying conditions, such as an allergic reaction to fleas, food, or the environment. Skin infections may also be caused through the bite of a flea or tick, or an infestation of mites. Areas that are prone to moisture, such as around the toes, folds around the mouth, private areas, and ear canals are included in the list of places to check if you suspect your pet has a skin infection.

Signs of a Skin Infection

Your pet might let you know in several ways that he is experiencing distress. Even if your pet is not currently dealing with an issue, keeping an eye out for signs can help us provide skin care sooner than later. 

Some of the signs to watch for include:

  • Hair loss.
  • Itchy skin.
  • A pet's skin is scaly or flaky.
  • Redness of the skin.
  • Skin appears swollen.
  • Signs of blood or pus.
  • Pimples on the skin.
  • Unpleasant odor emanating from the pet.
  • Ulcers on the skin.

Visit Us to Get Pet Care from Our Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital for a Skin Infection

When your pet is experiencing discomfort due to a skin infection, schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. Our team will provide your pet with skin care at Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, IA. Call us at (515) 382-1444 for more information.


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