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.

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Dog Skin Care

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.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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