Allergies & Dermatology
Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are many ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from minor to severe. You don’t want your loved one to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at The Animal Clinic are designed to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To get your pet on the right path, we must first identify what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Diagnostic tests such as blood work, skin scrapings, and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological concerns we routinely assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is deciding how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of several treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin problem include:
- Excessive scratching
- Scabbing or flaking of the skin
- Hot spots
- Shedding more than usual
- Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
- Bumps or lumps on or under the skin
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call The Animal Clinic and book a consultation. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.