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Common Causes of Pet's Rashes and Irritations

Have you noticed your pet is constantly scratching, never comfortable, and has increased restlessness? If so, your pet might be suffering from a rash or irritation that can be either visible or invisible to the naked eye. Get your pet the help and comfort he needs with pet dermatological care from our veterinary team at North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton.

What Causes Pet Rashes and Irritation?

It is normal for your cat or dog to scratch himself every once in a while. However, if you notice your pet has signs of irritation, it is a good idea to talk to a veterinarian for pet dermatological care. Signs to look out for include:

  • Skin redness
  • Hives
  • Constant scratching
  • Irritability
  • Bleeding or sores on the skin

Many times the causes of a rash and irritation are related to the environment or caused by allergies. These can include:

  • Fleas or ticks in your home
  • Irritants in your home such as cleaning agents
  • Allergies to soap or skin products
  • Allergies to certain foods
  • Seasonal allergies

Get Veterinary Treatment in Appleton

At North Heights Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians will determine what the cause of your pet's rash and irritation is by performing a few tests such as allergy tests and physical exams. Afterward, we will prescribe an appropriate treatment plan which may include:

  • Medication for allergies
  • Recommendations on diet changes
  • Recommendations on environmental changes
  • Topical ointments to relieve itchiness and pain
  • Flea treatments or mange treatments

Get Quality Dermatological Care For Your Pet in Appleton, WI

Your pet does not have to live with constant rashes and irritation. Our veterinarians will help your pet find some much-needed pain relief through proper testing and treatment. Call our team at Northern Heights Veterinary Clinic today at (920) 739-7816 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

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