Skin problems are common in dogs and cats and can be caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites such as fleas and mites. These issues can cause extreme discomfort in your pet and should be addressed promptly.
Our Doctors will ask about your pet’s diet if symptoms appear worse at certain times of the year or in certain environments. Depending on symptoms and the results of our physical exam, we may advise a food elimination diet, further testing such as blood work, skin scraping or biopsies.
We can often diagnose a skin problem by simply examining your pet. Some dermatologic diseases or conditions do require additional diagnostic procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis.
Please contact us if you notice your dog or cat scratching excessively or if he or she develops any bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.