Allergies & Dermatology
Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are a number of ailments that can affect an animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be downright miserable. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we!
Our professional allergy and dermatology services are designed to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your pet feel better, we must first determine what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong by simply examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies can provide the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some common dermatological conditions 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 deciding how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may require 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 spot any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Contact Sibley Animal Hospital. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.