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Dog Skin Problems

It's usually easy to tell whether your dog has any skin problems. He may scratch his skin often, or he may often lick a particular spot. Both of these symptoms can point to skin problems that may be caused by a wide range of issues. If your dog often licks or scratches parts of his body, call Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in West Des Moines to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. An examination of your dog can reveal the source of the problem and we will determine what can be done to soothe your dog's skin.

Skin Infestations

Skin infestations are common in dogs. Pet skin conditions are often caused by mite or flea infestations. When the skin is infested with these tiny bugs, it will often lead to terrible skin irritation. They may also be caused by mosquito or tick bites or an allergic reaction to those bites. Skin irritation may be caused by scratching that leaves the skin open to bacterial infections which can add to the already existing problem. These issues can be treated at our animal hospital by one of our veterinarians.

Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are well-known in humans, but dogs are also susceptible to them. This type of infection can cause incessant scratching of one or both ears. This type of bacteria likes warm, moist spots to thrive, and the ears, paws, groin, and even face folds can be the ideal place for it to develop. Yeast infections usually respond well to creams applied topically, but there may be other treatments needed depending on the severity of the infection.

Contact Our Animal Hospital

If your dog often licks or scratches in the same areas, it may be time to bring him to see one of our veterinarians in West Des Moines for an assessment and treatment for the skin condition. Scratching may not seem like a serious problem, but over time it can make skin conditions even worse. If you live in or around West Des Moines, IA, call Ashworth Road Animal Hospital today at (515) 225-1807 to schedule an appointment.

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Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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