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 be downright unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we!
Animal Care Hospital’s professional allergy and dermatology services will help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your loved one feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to look deeper. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological problems we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve identified the issues, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin issue 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, it’s time to book an appointment. Contact Animal Care Hospital today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.