Health Concerns

Itchy Skin or Rashes

Your pet’s itchy skin or rash could be caused by many reasons, from a reaction to their food, sensitivity to their shampoo or parasites like fleas or ticks, to a more serious condition like a skin infection. Repeated scratching can aggravate your pet’s skin, which may compound the original issue or could be an indication that your pet has a skin problem that has gotten worse over time.

When to visit VCA Urgent Care:

  • Your pet appears bothered or irritated and is chewing or scratching at the area
  • The affected area has a noticeable odor
  • The affected area appears to be getting larger