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Dog Skin Problems

Just like humans, your dog may encounter a skin problem at some point in life. However, while skin problems are common issues in dogs, they are very much treatable. If your puppy has been scratching, itching, and licking, chances are he may have a skin condition. Don't let your dog suffer. Seek treatment from a vet ASAP. Our veterinarian can examine your dog and treat him depending on the type of skin problem he has.

Skin problems in dogs are caused by a variety of reasons. The more you know about the causes, the better prepared you will be to spot them when they crop up. One of our jobs at Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, CA is to identify and address dog skin problems.

Environmental Dermatitis

Environmental dermatitis is a skin problem that develops when your dog comes in contact with certain substances like grass, plants, or dirt. The condition is associated with signs such as swelling, redness, rashes, cracked skin, blisters, and dry skin.

Nutritional Dermatitis

Your dog can have an allergic reaction to certain ingredients in food. Although your dog will exhibit gastrointestinal problems, it may experience scratching and skin irritations. Schedule an appointment with your vet if your dog exhibits these symptoms.

Skin Allergies 

Your dog may be prone to allergies of different kinds, such as pollen, insects, plants, or dander, making it a reason to visit an animal hospital for treatment. The symptoms of skin allergies include sneezing, watery eyes, baldness, licking, inflamed skin, and rashes.

Hives

Hives are a type of skin rash that forms due to an allergic reaction. Hives usually present with swelling near your dogs' eyes. Visiting a vet will help in getting a suitable recommendation.

Other Skin Problems Include:

  • Folliculitis
  • Impetigo
  • Yeast infection
  • Ticks and fleas
  • Ringworms
  • Dandruff

Veterinarian in Downey, CA

Skin problems can be uncomfortable for your pet. If you suspect your dog has a skin condition, bring him to Firestone Animal Hospital for quality treatment.

Office Hours

7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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