Identify and treat your dog’s skin issues from home

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  • Unlimited vet visits and follow-ups
  • Prescriptions delivered free to you
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Causes and treatment for dog skin irritation

Learn what causes dog skin issues and what to do about it.

Infections

If your dog contracts an infection, this can potentially lead to skin irritation. Several types of bacterial and fungal infections can lead to symptoms such as extreme itching, scaling, hair loss, unpleasant odors, and fluid discharge.

Parasites

Parasites are one of the most common causes of dog itching and skin irritation, and will likely be the first thing your vet checks for when attempting to identify the issue. Mites, fleas, and other parasites can lead to inflammation and itching.

Allergies

Allergies are known to produce skin irritation in dogs. Food sensitivities, environmental allergens, insect bites, and seasonal allergies can all lead to skin inflammation and itching. There are several medications available through a Dutch vet to help your dog’s allergies.

Treatments to help with dog skin issues

The treatment for dog skin irritation will depend on the root cause of the irritation. The most effective treatment method will address the underlying medical condition causing the irritation, such as, fleas, allergies, or an infection. With Dutch, you can quickly meet with a top-rated vet who can help identify and treat your dog’s skin issues.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your dog live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $7/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a visit with Dutch like?

When booking a video call with a vet, you'll be asked a few questions about your pet’s health issue. Depending on the issue, you may also be asked to fill out a longer questionnaire about their symptoms and share photographs of them so our veterinarians can better understand what’s going on. You’ll then pick an appointment time that works best for you.

During your video call, one of our licensed veterinarians will talk to you about the symptoms your pet is experiencing, ask you questions, review your pet’s medical history if you’ve provided it, and answer any questions you have. The vet will ask to see your pet and their environment. And they may ask you to perform some simple checks on them if needed.

After your video call, the vet will send you a message with a custom treatment plan to help your pet feel better, including a link to buy any recommended prescription or over-the-counter medications. Place your order and we’ll ship it free.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What’s included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited access to U.S.-licensed veterinarians over video chat and messaging for up to 5 pets. In many states, our vets can also prescribe medication for pets. Our vets will create a specialized treatment plan for your pet that can include prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, as well as behavioral modification, diet, and/or enrichment advice. A Dutch membership also includes free standard shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with our vets through messaging and video calls. In addition, our Annual + Insurance plan includes $10,000 of emergency insurance. The cost of medication is not included in membership.