Allergies & Dermatology

Is your pet’s constant itching driving you both crazy?

The condition of your pet’s skin can affect his or her overall wellbeing. Allergies, infections and other skin disorders can cause your pet extreme discomfort. We want to help manage your companion’s external health care needs. Our team is experienced in diagnosing a wide range of skin ailments. We can develop a treatment plan that is tailor-made for your pet.

The first step in the process is achieving a fast and accurate diagnosis. Our hospital is outfitted with on-site laboratory equipment, which allows us to run tests and get answers quickly. In many cases, we can have a diagnosis in just minutes. Some of the many external ailments we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Tumors
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Dermatitis
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Skin Cancer

Once we’ve determined precisely what dermatological problem we’re dealing with, the next step is developing a highly effective treatment strategy. We utilize a wide range of treatment options, either individually or in combination, to help us achieve the best outcome. For example, we may prescribe a topical medication, suggest ongoing therapy or recommend the use of supplements. Our approach will be tailored to address your pet’s unique needs.

If your pet suffers from an allergy, we will take the necessary measures to determine what is triggering his or her reactions. From there, we will come up with a long-term plan to help keep outbreaks to a minimum. In many cases, implementing simple lifestyle changes can be enough to get the problem under control. We will make our recommendations based on your companion’s specific case for optimum results.

Some of the common signs of a skin problem in a companion animal include, but are not limited to:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing
  • Bald spots
  • Constant biting, chewing or licking
  • Odor coming from the ears
  • Odd lumps or bumps
  • Sneezing
  • Swelling

If you’ve noticed any of these signs, your animal friend may be suffering from a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet. Don’t wait – call us right away! We can help that special little one enjoy a more comfortable life.



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