Dermatology FAQ

Irritation on your pet’s skin or other skin problems can raise concerns about his or her health. Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital treats the underlying problem so your pet can heal and recover. We recognize that several factors may contribute to your pet's symptoms and we provide the care your pet needs to heal. Here are a few of the common questions we get…

What Causes a Rash on My Pet?

A rash on your pet's skin may stem from a variety of situations. It may be an allergic reaction to something your pet touched. It can also stem from parasites or an infection. If you notice a rash on your pet's skin, then you want to visit our clinic to identify the cause of the rash.

Why is My Pet's Skin Irritated?

Skin irritation is similar to a rash. It stems from multiple situations and factors. In some cases, the irritation occurs when your pet gets bored and starts licking or biting the area. In other situations, it relates directly to an allergic reaction, a parasite or an infection. Even a shampoo or grooming product may cause the irritation. If your pet seems to bite or scratch a particular area on a regular basis, then you want to visit Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital to clarify the cause of the irritation.

Does My Pet Have Allergies?

Allergies in pets are a potential cause of skin conditions. Contact dermatitis occurs when your pet touches an item that causes an allergic reaction, such as brushing up against a plant. In other situations, you will notice other signs of an allergic reaction, like sneezing or runny eyes.

Why is My Pet's Fur Falling Out?

A bald patch on your pet's fur is not a look for your pet. It may also raise concerns about his or her health. If you notice that a pet's fur is falling out and leaving patches, then it may stem from several factors. It may relate to a health condition or a parasitic infection. It may also stem from your pet biting or licking the area. Consistent irritation from an allergen or other factors may also contribute to the bald patches. You should not ignore bald spots on your pet's body.