Is itchy skin affecting your pet’s quality of life?
There are many ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be downright unpleasant. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither does the team at Southlake Animal Hospital!
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 help get your pet feeling better, we must identify the precise cause of the problem. We may be able to tell 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 develop an appropriate course of treatment.
Some dermatological issues we assist with include, but aren’t limited to:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Strategy
Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining how to address it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of 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. Give us a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.