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.

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Dog Skin Care

Your dog’s skin is their largest organ. Healthy skin is an important part of overall health.

What are the causes, symptoms & diagnosis of bacterial skin infections?

Bacterial skin infections are the most common skin disease in dogs. These infections are typically secondary to an underlying cause, with allergies and hormonal disease being the two most common.

What are the causes, symptoms, and treatment for ringworms?

Ringworm is caused by a fungus. Lesions usually include areas of circular hair loss and scaling. Ringworm occurs commonly in dogs with the highest incidences in puppies and immunocompromised animals. Once we have obtained positive diagnoses from the laboratory, the treatment will vary based on the severity of the disease.

What are the causes and treatment of allergic skin diseases?

Allergic skin disease can be caused by inhaled allergens or cutaneously absorbed environmental allergens, food sensitivities, or a combination of the two. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. To treat and diagnose allergic skin disease includes the process of elimination, such as food trials or medication. Therapy will vary based on your dog’s individual sensitivities.

What are the causes and treatment for parasitic skin diseases?

Parasitic skin infections can be caused by lice, fleas or mites. Treatment will vary based on the type of parasite and may include oral and or topical medications.

What are the causes and treatment for hormonal skin diseases?

Hormonal skin disease is caused by illnesses such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s disease. These diseases are diagnosed through blood testing. If your dog is positive for a hormonal disease, an individual treatment plan will be put in place by one of our veterinarians.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 30, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy and "drop off" policy to protect our clients and staff. We ask that you follow these steps:

a. When you arrive, please remain stay in the hallway and use your cell phone to call us at 306.373.3500. Please ensure your pet is either in a carrier or has a collar that can be attached to a leash.

b. Once an exam room is ready, we will come to take your pet from you and into an exam room and call you to take a history and talk about any concerns.

c. Once the exam is over we call you with our recommended treatment plan, we can then arrange to take payment over the phone./p>

d. We will then bring your pet out to you in the hallway.

2. We are giving priority to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services please give us a call and we can decide if the appointment can be done at a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, & closed on Sundays

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives and you will be asked to pay over the phone. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, and we will place your order outside on the table or bring to you in the hallway.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Cumberland Veterinary Clinic