Does your pet have a skin problem?

Itchy?  Scabby?  Smelly?

Does any of this apply to your pet?  Are they licking their feet excessively?  Are those ears whiffy?

If so, it’s likely that they have a skin problem. Help is at hand and there are now new anti-itch medications, shampoos, foams, gels and ear treatments available to get your pet’s skin problems under control.

Skin problems can be challenging and sometimes need a lot of detective work to get to the underlying cause. It’s important we find that cause however, or the problem will return.

Itching is caused by either parasites (fleas, lice, mites), pyoderma (a skin infection) or allergies. Recurring itching, and in particular ear problems, can be due to underlying allergies and it can take perseverance from both vet and owner to get to the bottom of the problem. Thankfully there are now new treatments available to get allergies under control.

If your pet has obvious skin lesions then please book an appointment with one of our vets.

But if you’re unsure if there is a problem, why not book a free consultation with one of our vet nurses for some advice. It may be quite simple to relieve your pet’s itching and give you peace of mind. Call 01235 814991 or 01491 651379 to book.