Allergies & Dermatology

When you look at your pet, you probably see a mop of soft, fuzzy fur. Look closer.

Underneath that layer of fluff, your pet has skin that can be just as sensitive as yours. In fact, companion animals are susceptible to many of the same skin problems that humans can experience. Along with these dermatological conditions, your pet may experience a number of unpleasant symptoms, including itchiness, discomfort and even pain. Don’t let your four-legged friend suffer another moment. Let the experienced team at Verdin Veterinary Service help.

Our doctors are trained and experienced in identifying, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of dermatological conditions, including those that affect the ears and feet. We use a number of highly effective diagnostic tools to pinpoint the exact cause of your companion’s symptoms, which may include any of the following:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

Once we’ve identified exactly what is afflicting your loved one, we’ll get to work developing the most effective treatment plan possible. We utilize a variety of proven treatment methods which may include the use of topical creams, oral or injectable medication, supplements, therapy, surgery or some combination of these.

If it’s determined that your pet is suffering from an allergy, we will conduct the appropriate tests to determine what is triggering the reaction so that we can develop a plan to eliminate those triggers from your pet’s daily life. Allergies may include those associated with food and food products, or they may be environmental. We will work with you to help reduce and/or eliminate allergic reactions altogether.

Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing a dermatological problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Rubbing against walls, furniture and other objects in an attempt to alleviate the itch
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bald spots, hot spots or scabbing
  • Unusual lumps or bumps

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, give us a call to schedule a professional dermatological evaluation. We’ll get to the bottom of what’s causing your pet’s skin problems and develop a customized treatment plan that will help them live a happier, more comfortable life.

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