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 be difficult to treat and should be addressed promptly.
We can often diagnose a skin problem by simply examining your pet. Some dermatologic disease or conditions do require additional diagnostic procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis. Depending on your pet’s symptoms and results of our physical exam, we may run blood work or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping or biopsies.
We also offer Allergy Testing which requires us to take a blood sample from your pet. This allows us to identify exactly what your pet is allergic to and create allergy serum specifically for these things. Allergy testing is an important resource for some of our extremely allergic pets.
Contact us if you notice your dog or cat scratching excessively or if he or she develops any bald patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps or bumps.