Dermatology for Pets
Diagnosing and treating skin issues in dogs and cats is part of Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital’s commitment to make your pet as happy and healthy as possible. Commonly, many of these treatable, life-long diseases show up as skin and ear problems. Seasonal and environmental allergies may be reactions to trees, pollen, or grass.
When Your Cat or Dog Needs Special Skin Care
If your dog has a skin problem, it usually is apparent as hair loss, redness, or itchiness. He
or she may scratch day and night without relief. At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we know that
dermatology problems don’t usually get better on their own. Skin problems and excessive scratching
can make you and your pet both miserable.
Many skin ailments can be related to allergies, while others are caused by environmental
irritants. The most common dermatology reaction we see in pets is scratching.
We will check your pet for any and all of these common symptoms:
- Hot spots, such as an open sore
- Fungal infections, such as ringworm
- Mange and scabies caused by mites
- Hair loss
Some breeds have folds of skin that make them more susceptible to skin maladies. Hormone
imbalances, bacterial infections, and yeast infections can lead to problems that are readily
treatable with medication.
Determining the correct cause and course of treatment for your pet’s skin
condition may require several tests. With the right diagnosis and treatment, we know your pet will be feeling happier, healthier, and far less itchy soon.