Could your pet be suffering from a skin condition?

Occasional itching and shedding is normal for pets. Excessive scratching, bald spots, scabbing and other external symptoms, on the other hand, could be a sign of a dermatological problem. At A-Animal Clinic and Boarding, we don’t want your loved one to suffer from the discomfort of a skin problem. Our professional pet allergy and dermatology services can help identify, diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing your companion.

Figuring out what’s wrong…

The most important step is determining precisely what condition we’re dealing with so that we can treat it properly. At A-Animal Clinic and Boarding, we use a variety of techniques to get the answers we need, including lab work, skin scrapings and biopsies. Our goal is to achieve a fast and accurate diagnosis so we can work on helping your loved one feel better again.

Our team can assist with any of the following issues:

  • Allergies (Environmental or Food)

  • Infections of the Skin or Ears

  • Dermatitis

  • Parasites

  • Autoimmune Problems

  • Tumors

  • Diseases of the Feet

  • Hormonal Disorders

  • Skin Cancer

Developing a plan of action…

Once we’ve pinpointed the cause of your pet’s symptoms, the next step is determining the best course of treatment. There are many different methods we can use to treat and manage dermatological conditions. Whether it’s applying topical creams, administering medication or implementing a therapy schedule, we’ll develop a customized strategy for your pet. We may even recommend implementing a combination of these treatment methods if we feel it will get us the best results.

Specialized allergy care…

Pet allergies often require a little more work in order to overcome them. First, we will need to determine what type of allergy your pet is experiencing. Then, we will need to identify the triggers that are causing his or her reactions. From there, we can come up with a long-term plan that will reduce and/or eliminate outbreaks and improve your pet’s quality of life.

Signs and symptoms…

Pets that suffer from allergies or other dermatological conditions often exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Excessive scratching

  • Flaky, dry skin

  • Scabs

  • Bumps or lumps that are either topical or beneath the skin

  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area

  • Bald spots or shedding more than usual

Any of these can be an indicator of something that requires medical attention. Don’t let your loved one endure one more day of itchiness and discomfort. Call us today and let’s get that little guy or gal feeling back to normal again!