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Is your pet’s itchy skin driving you both crazy?
There are many conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we!
Our professional allergy and dermatology services will help get your loved one feeling as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your pet feel better, we must determine exactly what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a physical exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies can provide us with the answers 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
With a diagnosis in hand, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term and/or multi-faceted treatment method.
Signs of a possible skin problem 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 team at Lansdowne Animal Hospital. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.