Dermatology Services for Pets

From time to time, your pet may experience some issues with their skin, fur, or nails. This is common but can be easily fixed with proper treatment. Our hospital regularly treats skin problems in pets. We first perform examinations to determine the cause of breakout or disorder. Skin problems bring great discomfort to your pet, as the skin is their largest organ. If left untreated the problems can become advanced and severely affect the lives of your cherished loyal companion.

Should I be concerned about my pet’s dull coat or thinning fur?

Sadly, this could be a sign that your pet has a skin disorder. It could be from a micronutrient deficiency or a symptom of an underlying illness. The first course of action is to contact your veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment. Other signs of skin disease in your pet may include excessive scratching, skin sores, bald patches, lumps and rashes, abnormal body odour and dandruff. All of these make daily life uncomfortable for your pet uncomfortable. Please contact us at the first sight of any of the mentioned signs. Schedule an appointment at 204.452.9010.

What are some causes of skin issues in my pet?

When you notice an issue in the fur or skin of your pet there can be many reasons as to why they may have developed. Your pets may be suffering from one or more of the following:

  • Dermatitis
  • Yeast infection
  • Fleas and ticks
  • Skin tumours
  • Ringworm

    Is there anything I can do to treat my pet’s skin issues?

    The best remedy is to follow the recommendations of a licensed and qualified veterinarian. The internet may provide temporary solutions or experiments that may not work for your individual pet and could make the situation worse. Our veterinary team can perform a thorough examination to properly diagnose and treat your pet’s skin issues.

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital