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Dog Skin Care

Dog Skin Care

Skin issues are a common problem in dogs and can have a variety of causes.

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


Causes: Allergies, secondary to other diseases, trauma
Symptoms: Itching, fur loss, skin lesions
Diagnosis: Please book an exam with your veterinarian

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


Causes: Contact such as digging in the dirt and contacting other infected animals
Symptoms: Itchy, hair loss, circular red ring on the skin, usually occurs on the face and can be transferred to humans
Treatment: Anti-fungal oral or topical medications will be recommended for treatment.

What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?


Causes: Food, environmental, atopy
Treatment: Strict food trial, anti-itch medications, referral for immunotherapy

What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?


Causes: Food, environmental, atopy
Treatment: Strict food trial, anti-itch medications, referral for immunotherapy

What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?


Causes: Imbalances of hormones (Hypothyroidism, Cushings and others)
Treatment: Depends on the underlying disease. Please consult your veterinarian.

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Last updated: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2020 Holiday Hours

Dec 21-23: Regular Hours
Dec 24: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dec 25-26: CLOSED
Dec 28-30: Regular Hours
Dec 31: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 01: CLOSED
 
To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

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