Other than vaccinations, skin problems are the number one reason for taking your pet to see the vet. Dogs and cats are susceptible to a huge number of skin problems; ranging from mild itchiness to chronic ear infections that require drastic surgeries.
To celebrate Healthy Skin Month, we have put together a handy guide to help you diagnose, treat and also prevent skin problems in your pets.
Look out for the following four signs of skin problems in your pet:
Red, sore and irritated skin
Red and/or smelly ears
Constant licking of paws
If you spot one of these symptoms, there are three main causes that could be the explanation. Read on for an overview of each and the treatment recommended by vets:
e.g. Fleas, mites (mange) or lice
The most common cause of itchiness is parasites. The answer to this particular problem is simple – protection through regular preventative treatment. VetBox subscribers receive powerful vete...