Spot is a friendly Jack Russell with a lot of life experience. At 16 years old he is still going strong and enjoying a good quality of life. His only problem has been a long term skin condition causing itching, rashes and patchy areas of hair loss. He has been on a low dose steroid anti-inflammatory for allergic skin disease for some time but recently his skin started getting worse and he was presented to Vetwest Whitfords hoping to find some relief.
Skin disease is a very common condition among dogs and cats. Pets can suffer from itching, hair loss, rashes, infections, lumps and changes in skin colour. But not all skin complaints are the same. There are multitudes of possible causes for the symptoms mentioned here and each case needs to be assessed thoroughly in order to reach a diagnosis so that the most effective treatment or management plan can be designed.