We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Skin care is an important part of your dog’s health. The skin is the largest and one of the most important organs of your dog’s body. It forms a barrier to protect your dog’s body from infections, parasites, and the elements and maintains the body’s internal environment. Therefore, maintaining healthy, normal skin is critical for your dog’s well-being.
What are the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?
Causes: Bacteria, food allergies, environmental allergies.
Symptoms: Skin irritation, foul smell, loss of fur.
Diagnosis: Skin scraping and cytology.
What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for ringworms?
Causes: Exposure to ringworm.
Symptoms: Skin irritation, loss of fur.
Treatment: Anti-fungal medication.
What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?
The causes of skin diseases and irritations could include the following: food allergies, environmental allergies, contact allergies and parasites. The treatment would depend on any underlying issues and would be discussed with you by your veterinarian.
What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?
The causes of parasitic skin disease can include fleas, mites, lice and ticks. Treatment would again depend on if there was any underlying issues and would be discussed with you by your veterinarian.
What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?
The causes of hormonal skin disease include hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease. Treatment would depend on if there was any underlying issues and would be discussed with you by your veterinarian.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 8, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital