Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Vancouver Offers Help for Itchy Skin & Ear Infections
If your pet scratches constantly, it could be a sign of serious skin problem or allergy condition. Similarly, chronic ear infections may be a sign of structural problem in the ear, excessive wax buildup, or an allergic response. At Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency in Vancouver, BC, we provide diagnosis and treatment of itchy skin and ear infections.
Symptoms of Skin Problems
Skin problems can manifest with a wide range of symptoms. There may be bumps, pimples, lesions, or simple redness and irritation. Your pet may lick at the affected skin or even chew at the area. The skin may become so inflamed that secondary bacterial infections occur.
Symptoms of Ear Infection
Head shaking is a common sign of an ear infection. Your pet may scratch the affected ear, which can cause damage inside the earflap. The inside of the ear may look reddened and swollen. Your pet may be reluctant to let you touch the ear, because of the discomfort.
Treatment of Itchy Skin & Ear Infections in Pets
Your veterinarian will give your pet a complete examination to determine any conditions that might be contributing to the problem. Careful examination of the skin can often reveal signs of infection, mites, insect bites, or other issues. Sometimes, itchy skin and recurring ear infections occur together as a result of allergic reactions. In these cases, your veterinarian will also treat the underlying allergy that is causing the problems. Allergy tests or tissue samples may be necessary to determine the cause of your pet’s symptoms.
Make Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Your Veterinarian in Vancouver, BC
Our veterinarians and staff at Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency believe that each of our patients in Vancouver, BC, and the surrounding areas deserve quality veterinary care. We offer a broad range of vet services, including wellness exams, preventative care, dental care, eye and ear surgery, and care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart problems. We can offer your pet grooming and boarding services, as well. We also treat rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets. Call Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Vancouver today at 604-301-0300 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to get the source of your pet’s skin and ear infection problems.