The skin and coat is the largest organ in our pets’ bodies making up about 15% of their overall weight. For this reason, dermatological health plays a huge part in their quality of life. It’s no wonder skin issues are some of the most common reasons why pets come to our clinic. To learn more about how we can help keep your pet’s skin, coat and nails in good shape, give us a call at 416-481-1127.
Why is my pet’s skin health so important?
Think of your pet’s skin as their built-in coat of arms. It protects them against the elements, allows them to have a sense of touch, and regulates their temperature all throughout the seasons. If your pet’s skin barrier is compromised in anyway, it can cause them great discomfort and can leave them vulnerable to all kinds of infections and diseases.
Why does my dog’s/cat’s coat look dull?
There can be a multitude of reasons why your pet’s fur is looking lackluster, the most common being that they are not getting enough nutrients from their diet. A consultation with your vet is the best way to know for sure. A dull or dry coat can be a symptom of several conditions such as digestive issues and parasitic infections.