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Allergies & Dermatology

Dermatological issues and allergies can cause irritation and pain among pets and, if left untreated, can cause mental distress. Dermatitis is a medical term that means any condition affecting the skin. Pets may acquire dermatitis for several reasons, including hormonal problems, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diseases, cancers, and tumors. 

Our medical team is trained to properly assess the root causes of dermatological issues and recommend proper treatment so your pet can get back to feeling comfort and relief. 

Allergens are everywhere. Common allergens include grasses, flowers, pollen, certain grains, perfumes, and household cleaners. 

Symptoms of a dermatological condition:

  • Flaky or red skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive licking or biting of the skin
  • Excessive itching
  • Excessive shedding
  • Hair loss
  • Lumps or bumps on the skin
  • Watery or irritated eyes
  • Behavioral changes resulting from distress/irritation

If you notice one or more of these symptoms in your pet, please do not hesitate to contact us or schedule an appointment. 

 

Diagnosis

Diagnosing the problem is the first step to solving it. Oftentimes, a simple visual examination is enough to make a diagnosis. 

If our medical team thinks that further examination is warranted, we will recommend diagnostic tests such as blood samples, allergy testing, and skin scrapings. Our on-site diagnostic laboratory helps us speed up this process and get results faster than most hospitals, who rely on 3rd party corporations to get their results back. 

 

Treatment
Based on the overall assessment by our medical team, we will discuss with you proper treatment options. Such options include creams, injections, medications and avoidance of the allergen. 

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