During your pet’s physical exam, our doctors check your pet’s coat for a wide array of dermatologic issues that range from ectoparasites (fleas and ticks) to fungal infections, such as ringworm. Did you know that ringworm in dogs is contagious to humans? This is why we take great care in thoroughly examining your pet. Our doctors will also assess the overall skin health of your pet and make recommendations based on their findings. Healthy skin, in conjunction with and adequate amount of natural oil production, serves as the body’s natural defense system towards most dermatologic issues.