Skin Infections

What Causes Skin Infections in Pets?

At North Yonge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket, ON, we specialize in offering custom pet care services to each of our patients. We provide diagnostic approaches that can identify the cause of skin infections in pets and develop a tailored treatment plan to help with recovery. Common causes of skin infections in pets include: 


Bacterial Infection

A pet diagnostic may reveal that bacteria is what caused the infection. If this is the case, the infection can be eliminated with regular antibiotics. Our veterinarian may also conduct an examination to assess the condition of the skin and any underlying issues. However, if not treated promptly, bacterial infections can become more severe and require stronger antibiotics or additional treatments.

Pet Allergies

Your pet can be diagnosed with skin infection due to allergies. The cause of allergies can vary from environmental factors, such as pollen, grass, or food ingredients. In the summer, pets may be more prone to allergies due to outdoor activities. Our team of veterinarians can assist you in identifying the cause and help your pet find relief.

Fungal Infection

Your pet may suffer from a fungal skin infection caused by yeast or dermatophytosis. Fungal infections can cause patches of hair loss in animals and significant discomfort. Fungal infections also tend to be recurrent when overlooked. However, with regular pet care, you can help prevent yeast infections from occurring.

Infectious Diseases

A contagious skin infection could also be causing your pet discomfort. If they possibly interacted with other animals or have been exposed to a specific environment, this may lead to a skin infection. In addition, they could also transmit the infection to humans. Our North Yonge Veterinary Hospital veterinarians can take a look at your pet and help diagnose and treat the infectious skin diseases. 

Hormonal Disorders

Our experienced vet can also see if your pet's skin infection is due to a hormonal disorder. The infection can be treated through hormone replacement therapy, which may require periodic adjustments until the pet's balance is restored. Although these infections don’t occur often, it's essential to stop in for regular exams with our veterinarian to identify and resolve any problems regarding your pet’s health.

Internal Pet Disease

Internal pet diseases can lead to skin infections. These infections can be difficult to diagnose and require specific tests to be ran. At North Yonge Veterinary Hospital, we strive to offer comprehensive diagnostic services to identify the cause of your pet's skin infection and develop a treatment plan to ultimately restore their health and help with their overall well-being. 

Visit a Vet for Pet Skin Care

At North Yonge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket, ON, we understand that pet skin infections can be complicated and we strive to find relief for pets and their owners. Our veterinarians will work with you throughout the treatment process to ultimately find a diagnosis for your pet. Visit us today or book an appointment with us online.

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