Allergies & Dermatology

If you’ve ever had a problem with your own skin, you are probably all too familiar with the many unpleasant symptoms and side effects that can accompany a dermatological condition- itching, discomfort, pain, even a lessened quality of life. Our pets can suffer from many of these same conditions, along with the same troublesome symptoms.

As responsible pet parents and veterinary professionals, it is our job to do everything within our power to help these special critters enjoy happy, comfortable, and pain-free lives, and that includes working hard to keep them as healthy on the outside as on the inside. Our professional pet allergy and dermatology services are designed to help manage your pet’s external health. Some of the many conditions we can offer assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Dermatitis
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Hormonal problems
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Diseases of the feet

Our hospital features modern diagnostic equipment which helps us to narrow down and pinpoint precisely what is bothering your pet so that we can get to work developing the most effective treatment plan. Treatments may include the use of topical creams, medication, therapy, supplements, surgery, or some combination of these. Your pet’s treatment recommendation will be completely customized to meet his or her unique needs, and we will work with you to develop a plan that everyone is happy with.

Should our diagnostic work determine that your pet suffers from an allergy, we will immediately begin the appropriate testing to find out what kind of allergy we’re dealing with (food or environmental,) and what factors may be triggering your pet’s reactions. Once we’ve gathered this information, we can work on a plan to reduce or eliminate allergy issues altogether. For those cases that require long-term care, we’ll work with you to develop an appropriate plan that will help manage the situation in a way that will improve your pet’s quality of life.

Some of the signs to look for that may indicate your pet is experiencing a problem with his or her skin, ears, or feet include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Chewing, biting, or licking at the affected area
  • Bald spots
  • Scabs
  • Redness, odor, or dry patches on the skin or in the ears
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, please don’t hesitate to call us. We can help your loved one live a better life.

 

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