Allergies & Dermatology

If you’ve ever experienced a skin allergy, or suffered from some other type of dermatological disorder, you understand all too well how much it can impact your life. The pain, the discomfort, the constant scratching with no relief. Nobody should have to live like that – including your pet.

The fact is, companion animals can suffer from many of the same dermatological conditions as we humans can, including allergies and infections. Skin conditions can significantly reduce your pet’s quality of life. If you believe your companion may be suffering from some type of problem with his or her skin, ears or feet, Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital can help! Our doctors are trained and experienced in identifying, diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological problems, including:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Infections
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Diseases of the Foot and/or Footpad
  • Ear Infections
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer
  • More…

We’ll start by conducting a thorough diagnostic analysis of the area in question. We use a broad range of techniques to diagnose pet dermatological problems, including skin scrapings, laboratory testing, skin cultures, biopsies and more. These tools allow us to pinpoint the exact cause of your pet’s skin problems so that we can develop the appropriate treatment plan to get the problem under control once and for all.

Once we’ve reached a definitive diagnosis, we can then determine which type of treatment would be most effective. Treatment options vary, based on the condition being addressed as well as its location and severity. These may include topical medication, oral medications, therapy, surgery, or any combination of these. We may also suggest some changes to your home environment, as this is often enough to reduce or eliminate conditions such as allergies without the need for further medical intervention.

Some of the more common signs that a pet may be experiencing problems with his or her skin, ears or feet include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Licking, biting or chewing at the problem area
  • Pawing at the ears
  • Rubbing the area against furniture or other objects
  • Bald spots
  • Visible bumps or lumps

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, you may want to get them checked out. Skin disorders can be incredibly unpleasant for your companion to deal with. Don’t let them suffer another moment! With our professional dermatology services, we can have your pet living a more comfortable life in no time!

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