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Allergies & Dermatology

Is your pet’s itchy skin driving you both bonkers?

There are a variety of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be quite unpleasant. You don’t want your loved one to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at All Pets Veterinary Center 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 the precise cause of the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a peripheral exam, or we may need to investigate further.

Things like blood work, skin scrapings, and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we can assist with include:

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

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is deciding how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may prescribe something as simple as a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of multiple treatment methods. 

Signs of a possible skin disorder include:

  • Excessive scratching, chewing or licking at an area
  • Scabbing, scaling, or flaking of the skin
  • Darkening or thickening of the skin
  • Moist, oozing, or ulcerated areas of skin
  • Shedding more than usual, loss of hair
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Contact All Pets Veterinary Center today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.