Allergies & Dermatology
Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are a wide variety of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from unpleasant to downright painful. You don’t want your loved one 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 get your pet on the path to healthier skin, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong with a visual exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us gather the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological issues we can assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
With a diagnosis in hand, the next step is determining the best course of treatment. This could involve something as simple as applying a topical cream, or it may call for 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 or symptoms, it’s time to book an appointment. Contact Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital right away. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.