Pet Allergy & Dermatology
Diagnose and treat skin conditions.
Some of our favorite problems to solve are itchy skin, and chronically infected ears. Our patients are always happy to have these irritating problems solved.
Many chronic skin and ear problems are due to underlying allergic conditions. First, our veterinarians rule out other causes, but then can offer testing and diet trials to try to determine the type of allergy and review the wide variety of treatment options with you.
Diagnosing Skin Conditions
At Veremedy Pet Hospital, we rely on state-of-the-art technology to help us identify the cause of skin conditions in pets. We may perform skin scrapings or ear swabs to evalute with a microscope, take fungal or bacterial cultures, perform blood work and/or a biopsy to aid us in diagnosing the issue.
Once we diagnose the condition, we can treat using a number of modalities, some of which may include medications, supplements, topical creams, and surgery. We don’t believe in “one-size-fits-all” treatment, so your pet’s treatment plan will be tailored to meet their individual needs.
Managing Allergies in Pets
If we conclude that an allergy is causing your pet’s discomfort, we’ll establish whether the allergy is environmental or food related and then try to further pinpoint the exact cause. From there, we’ll work with you to develop a strategy to limit your pet’s exposure to that specific trigger.
We’re often able to alleviate symptoms of allergies in pets. In cases where the condition is chronic we focus on alleviating the symptoms with long term management using a variety of treatment modalities.
Your pet may have an allergy if they exhibit the following behaviors:
- Obsessively chewing or licking the affected area
- Grooming more than usual
- Constant scratching that leads to flaking skin, bald spots, and/or scabs
Other common signs of allergies include unusual lumps or bumps and smelly ears.
If you notice these symptoms and think your pet may be struggling with a skin condition caused by an allergy, let us address the issue and help them live a more comfortable life.
Call us or request online to schedule a consultation.
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