There are many different ailments that can affect an animal’s skin. Whether it’s a topical problem, like external parasites or rash, or something more in-depth like an infection or allergies, the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want to see your pal suffer like that, and neither do we! That’s why Pipe Creek Animal Clinic offers professional pet allergy and dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of care. We want to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
The first step toward helping your pet feel better again is identifying the precise condition he or she is experiencing. Our hospital is outfitted with an in-house laboratory, which allows us to run a number of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some of the dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include:
To determine how best to treat the problem, we will consider a number of unique factors. This allows us to develop a tailor-made approach just for your pet, designed to achieve the best possible results. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a combination of treatment methods.
Allergies require a little more work to manage. Once we understand what’s causing your pet’s reactions, we will work toward a solution that will eliminate outbreaks as much as possible. Some allergies can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as switching food products or consistent use of flea medications. Others may require a longer-term strategy. Our recommendations will be based on your pet’s specific needs.
Signs of a possible skin problem include:
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give Pipe Creek Animal Clinic a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.