Veterinary client handout: 4 things to know about a pet's skin issues


These four tips can reassure clients.

Do you have any clients who are worried about their pets' skin conditions? Download this handout to help educate them about dermatological issues. Andy Rollo, DVM, a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member, shares these four things clients should bear in mind when facing a pets' skin issues:

Zoonotic concerns

The client and the pet may share the same health concern. Reassure the client that the profession also values human health.

Antibiotic resistance

Educate clients so they're aware excessive use of antibiotics can lead to more problems for their pets in the future.

Ear infections

If the pet has had more than two ear infections in the past year, identify what could be causing the issue.

Allergy management

Explain that every allergy case doesn't need medication. Discuss other tools and approaches.


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