Allergies & Dermatology
Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are many things that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from unpleasant to downright painful. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we!
Blue Cross Animal Hospital’s professional allergy and dermatology services will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To give your pet some much-needed relief, we must first 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 look deeper. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological concerns 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 pinpointed the problem, the next step is deciding how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as basic as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin disorder 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. Contact the caring crew at Blue Cross Animal Hospital. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.
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