August 18, 2021

Allergies And Dermatology

Is your animal companion’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are many ailments that can affect a dog or cat’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your furry friend to suffer and neither do we! 

Our professional allergy and dermatology services will help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your pet feel better, we must first determine precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through an external exam, or we may need to look deeper. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some of the dermatological issues we routinely assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve identified the problem, the next step is determining the best way to treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as a topical cream. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of 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 book an appointment. Call Ski Town Animal Hospital today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life. 

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