Dermatology Services for Pets

Dermatology Services for Pets

Issues relating to the skin, fur and nails of pets are some of the most common reasons why owners bring them to our hospital. These are areas of the body that are constantly exposed to irritants, parasites and other elements that make them susceptible to inflammation. Certain health conditions like diabetes can also cause skin issues like redness and hair loss. Fortunately, with the right diagnosis and treatment, most dermatological conditions in pets can be managed so they can look and feel great once again. For more details, please feel free to call us at (780) 475-9225 and one of our client care specialists will be more than happy to assist you.

What are signs of dermatological issues in pets?
Although each pet and diagnosis will have different presentations, you can usually watch out for either behavioural or visible signs of disease. Excessive itching, scratching and even biting of themselves is a sign that your pet is feeling pain or discomfort. You may also notice redness, excess shedding, hair loss, lumps/bumps, flaking, foul odours and more.
How are skin problems in pets treated?
It will really depend on your pet’s specific case, which is why it is important to contact our team right away if you suspect they may be suffering from a dermatological health condition. Once diagnosed, your pet’s veterinarian may prescribe one or a combination of the following: topical creams, oral medications (e.g. antihistamines for those with allergies), laser therapy and more.
What types of skin issues do pets usually get?
You would be surprised at how similar dogs, cats and other pets are to humans when it comes to dermatological health conditions. Acne, dandruff, yeast infections, impetigo, folliculitis, alopecia as well as parasite infections are all common skin irritants in our furry family members.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


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


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

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


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital