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5 Signs It May Be Time to See a Veterinary Dermatologist

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5 Signs It May Be Time to See a Veterinary Dermatologist With Animal General In New York City 

Whether you have a dog or cat, and whether they have a skin rash or irritation, calling Animal General in New York City is one way to get your pet needed relief. Here are some signs that indicate it is time to bring your dog or cat to our veterinary dermatology for an assessment.

Loss Of Fur

If your pet has lost fur, it may be the result of a skin rash or flea problem. Our veterinarian will check the skin and prescribe medication if necessary. Some pets, however, will bite at their fur if they suffer from anxiety. Observe your pet to determine if they appear to become scared or depressed during particular situations and convey this information to our vet during a visit.

Parasite Difficulties

If your dog or cat has fleas, their skin may have red bumps indicating spots where these parasites have bitten your pet. A flea medication is necessary to rid your pet's coat of these parasites in their entirety.

Skin Irritation

Your pet can suffer from irritation from grooming supplies like shampoos or flea removing agents. If your pet shows signs skin irritation, stop using any chemical product immediately to see if the irritation subsides. If a rash continues, take a trip to our facility to have your pet's skin checked.


Pets can suffer from allergic reactions, just as people do. If you suspect a skin problem is the result of an allergy, it is important to find the source causing a reaction. Our veterinarian will work with you to pinpoint whether an allergy is caused by food, a chemical agent, dust, or pollen.


A skin rash could cause a loss of fur, itchiness, and pain for a pet. Finding the reasoning for a rash can be difficult without help from a professional. Check your pet's body for splinters, parasites, and open cuts.

Think your pet has Dermatology Issues? Contact Animal General In New York City Today!

If your pet needs dermatology assistance, call Animal General in New York City for help. Reach us at (212) 501-9600.

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