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Dermatology Services for Pets

Your furry pal’s skin and fur play a big role in keeping them warm and healthy. Some illnesses may manifest themselves through your pet’s skin or fur and this can be alarming for owners. At Langdon Veterinary Clinic we specialize in diagnosing and treating skin disorders in pets. When your pet is having skin issues from pests, illnesses, allergies or infections you can confidently bring them to us and have their condition remedied. Call us at 403.936.4571 to schedule your next appointment.

What are some signs that my pet has skin disorders?

Skin issues may present themselves in different ways. The following signs need to be evaluated by a veterinarian:

1. Thinning fur and dull coat
2. Bald patches
3. Dandruff
4. Lumps and rashes
5. Excessive scratching and licking
6. Skin sores
7. Body odour

What is causing my pet to have dermatological issues?

Some pets have skin disorders due to allergies from foods or even dust molds. Parasites such as fleas, ticks and ringworms are common reasons why some pets have skin issues. To protect your pet from parasitic infections you should have them vaccinated. Your pets may also be suffering from dermatitis, yeast infections or even skin tumours.

How are skin issues in pets treated?

The treatment that our veterinarians recommend varies according to each pet. We take into consideration your pet’s overall health, age, breed and lifestyle when treating their dermatological issues. The treatments we recommend may include topical ointments, antibiotics, medicated shampoos or antifungals. We strongly recommend against DIY projects to cure skin issues as they may cause even more harm.

Last updated: Sept 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • 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".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Langdon Veterinary Clinic