September is when the kids are back in school, and finally, you have a chance to relax. Who wants to join you? Your pet! While you’re snuggling with your furry friend, you may feel a bump or rash on their skin, or notice that they can’t seem to stop scratching. What should you do?

Your pet may have bumps. Lumps. Missing fur. A black spot. A funny-looking toenail. Are these things nothing, or something of concern?

For most owners, it’s tough to know which skin problems are ok and what needs further evaluation. Missing fur may be from a lost battle with a housemate. A black spot may be a flea or a tick. A rash or itching might indicate an allergy to pollen or food. A little bump may be cancer. Skin is the largest organ of the body and there’s a lot to cover!

If your pet has a skin problem, contact us to schedule an exam with one of our veterinarians. We’ll perform a thorough skin check and a few easy tests to help get your pet’s skin back to normal. 

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