Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are a number of issues that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be downright unpleasant. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we!
Our professional allergy and dermatology services will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To provide your pet with much-needed relief, we must first identify what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong just by examining your pet, 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 issues we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical medication. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of multiple treatment methods.
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, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Contact Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services right away. We’ll bring our care right to you, and help your loved one live a more comfortable life.