Allergies & Dermatology
Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are many problems that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we!
Our professional dermatology and allergy services will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To get your pet feeling better, we must first determine what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a visual exam, or we may need to investigate further. 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 diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining how to best address it. Depending on the situation, we may prescribe something as simple as a topical cream. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin concern 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 see any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give us a call. The Hoschton Animal Hospital team can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.