Is your pet’s constant scratching keeping you both up at night?
There are many ailments that can impact a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Kanuga Animal Clinic are designed to help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your best friend feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to look deeper. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us discover 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 Strategy
Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, something as simple as applying a topical cream may be sufficient. More complex situations may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
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 a visit. Contact Kanuga Animal Clinic today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.