Does your pet’s itchy skin have you both losing sleep?
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 best friend to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Healing Touch Veterinary Wellness Center will help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To start, we first must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies provide the insight we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological issues we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve identified the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may suggest something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Common signs of a possible skin problem may 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 contact Healing Touch Veterinary Wellness Center. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.