Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
The skin is the largest organ your dog has and likewise can be a major source of concern. A multitude of skin issues, including allergies, autoimmune diseases, hot spots and ear infections are commonly seen. The causes for skin health issues can range from bacterial infections, parasites to hormonal diseases as well as food and environmental hypersensitivities. Our team of experienced veterinarians can help distinguish what the possible causes of your dog’s skin disease and provide a treatment plan to make your pet comfortable again.
Pets bothered by itchy skin have become a common sight at our location. Unfortunately, we see many itchy dogs and cats come in that are susceptible to allergies, autoimmune diseases, hot spots, nutritional imbalances, ear infections and more; the result of which is a lot of scratching and biting. If your pet isn’t comfortable, chances are, neither are you.
What are the symptoms suggesting my dog has a skin issue?
Skin irritation and diseases can be very uncomfortable for your dog. Accordingly, many obvious symptoms may be presented. Scratching, general irritation, red skin, crusty skin, hot spots and pain can indicate that your pet may be suffering from a skin issue. In dogs with ear infections, shaking of the head can also be a common symptom. If you are concerned about your pet suffering from a skin disease, our veterinarians are here to help you discern what may be causing it.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre