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5 Signs You Need to See a Veterinary Dermatologist

Dr. Nowery and our team at Pet Medical Center in Westerville provide quality veterinary care as well as dermatology care. If you have never carefully examined your pet's coat, it is important that you do so. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it could be time to schedule an appointment with our pet dermatologist.

1. Your Pet's Fur Looks Different

Does something about your pet's fur just look "off"? You may have noticed that there is some matting or signs of clumped hair. Tangles and knots may indicate a need for dermatological care.

2. Your Pet Has Dry Skin

Dry skin is difficult to notice on a cat or dog, but you may notice that your pet is scratching itself more often. Dry skin is often accompanied by winter weather, which can be dry and lead to flaking skin and discomfort.

3. Your Pet's Claws or Paws Are Different

Pet paws and claws are often the biggest indicators of skin issues. For example, cracked paws could be signs of dry skin, and irritated paws may be signs of allergies or exposure to a toxic material.

4. Your Pet Is Losing Hair

Your pet may have bald patches where hair has fallen out. Pets lose hair due to allergies and illnesses that affect the skin. Look for bald patches and report any other symptoms to our veterinarian.

5. Your Pet's Wounds Aren't Healing

Have you noticed that your pet has a scratch or another wound that simply isn't healing? Your pet may be at a higher risk for infection. You need a veterinary dermatologist to determine why the wound is not healing properly.

Schedule Your Pet’s Dermatologist Appointment in Westerville, OH

Dr. Nowery at Pet Medical Center provides pet dermatology with compassion. If you have questions about your pet's skin or fur, contact our clinic to speak with our veterinarian. Call our team today at (614) 882-7700 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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