Dermatology Services for Pets

Your pet’s skin can be exposed to all sorts of allergens, irritants and parasites. It’s important to thoroughly check your pet’s skin regularly to ensure they’re not experiencing any skin issues. Skin issues might also be an indication of an underlying health issue. They can cause your pet discomfort, due to itchiness and soreness.

What skin issues affect pets?

There are a range of common issues that affect pets. Allergies caused by food or environmental irritants might irritate your pet’s skin. The culprit of your furry friend’s food allergies might be protein, wheat or vegetables that are part of their diet. Environmental allergens might include grass, dust mites and pollen. Parasites and infections, like a yeast infection, might also be the root cause of your pet’s skin issues.

What are the signs of an infection?

Depending on the cause of your pet’s skin condition, you might notice any of the signs below. Please contact us at 902.865.6400 If you observe these symptoms:

  • Itchiness
  • Sores or lumps
  • Dry skin
  • Rashes or redness
  • Dandruff
  • Hair loss

    How long does it take to cure my pet?

    Depending on the type of skin issues, we might use a range of treatment options to cure your pet. We might use bloodwork at our in-house laboratory to diagnose your pet’s skin issues, especially to ensure there’s no underlying issues. For example, environmental issues might be treated with a combination of shampoos, tablets and injections.

  • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

    Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

    We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

    We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

    Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


    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 Sackville Animal Hospital