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.
Skin conditions can be difficult for dog owners and can affect your dog’s quality of life. Parasites, nutrition, allergies and infections can be some of the causes of skin conditions. It is crucial that you see a veterinarian as soon as possible if your pet is itching, has flaky skin, or any redness or discomfort.
What are the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?
Skin that is flaking has crusts, ulcers, or hair loss are some symptoms. Biting at skin, itching and licking are also signs to watch for. Your veterinarian will determine which tests to do to determine what skin problems your dog has.
What are the causes, symptoms and treatment of ringworms?
Dogs can catch ringworm by direct contact with animals or people who have it themselves. Ringworm fungus can be spread through contaminated objects like beds, brushes, cages, and clippers. Symptoms of ringworm can be hair loss, broken hairs, dandruff, redness and crusting of the skin. Your veterinarian will discuss the treatment and diagnosis of ringworm with you.
What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?
Allergic skin can be caused by many things, here are a few examples: trees, grass, mold, foods, fleas, and many other things. Treatment depends on your dog and what is causing the allergies. Our veterinarians will discuss with you the treatment and diagnosis of our dog’s allergies.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
Our new policies:
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Please bring a mask if your appointment is in the clinic.
We will continue with a closed door policy for clients wishing to maximize physical distancing. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital