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Our furry friends need skin care routines too. Did you know pets can get sunburn? They can develop skin cancer from too much sun exposure. They can also get dandruff, acne, rashes from allergies/parasites, and many more skin issues. We can help you deal with these problems should they arise, so your pet’s skin is always looking, smelling and feeling great. Call us at 902.543.5602 for more info on our dermatology services.

We’ve been in the sun all day. Can my pet get a sunburn?

If you think your pet may have developed a sunburn, please give us a call right away at 902.543.5602 to schedule an appointment.

How do I know if my pet has an allergy?

Dogs, cats and other pets can be allergic to a number of different foods, plants and other irritants. The most common allergies seen are towards beef, lamb, chicken, dairy, dust and pollen. If you see any of the symptoms below, it may be a sign of an allergic reaction in your pet, so we suggest that you call us right away.

  • Itchy skin
  • Rashes
  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing 

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