Does Your Pet Have Itchy Skin?

There are many different ailments that can affect your pet’s skin. That’s why Pet Vet Family Pet Care Center offers professional pet allergy and dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of veterinary care.

Diagnosing Your Pet’s Skin Problem

The first step toward helping your pet feel better is to identify the reason for the skin condition he or she is experiencing. Our animal hospital is outfitted with an in-house laboratory, allowing us to run a number of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to effectively diagnose the condition.

Some of the dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we have identified the cause of your pet’s skin issue, we will develop an individualized treatment plan for your pet designed to achieve the quickest, best possible results.

If your pet’s skin issues are a result of allergies, we will work with you toward a solution to eliminate as many outbreaks as possible. Some allergies can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as switching food products. Others may require a longer-term strategy.

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 schedule an appointment. Give the dedicated professionals at Pet Vet Family Pet Care Center a call.

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