Dermatology and Allergies

One of the most common reasons for visiting the veterinarian is for a skin disorder can make pets uncomfortable, even painful, interfering with their quality of life. Sometimes complex and recurring, many skin conditions can benefit from advanced care to diagnose and treat your pet with the most sophisticated and effective methods available.

Beyond treating the symptoms that cause discomfort, our veterinarians will work to find the cause of your pet’s skin problem. Warning signs include licking, scratching, biting and chewing, which can cause skin irritation, scabs and hair loss. If left untreated, some pets can develop skin and ear infections as a result.

We can evaluate patients for parasites and allergies as well as hormonal and immune-mediated skin diseases. Skin biopsies can be performed and we can interpret the results with speed and accuracy. We can manage chronic skin and ear diseases with an emphasis on preventive medicine, early diagnosis and long-term control. We can treat the following skin conditions and diseases:

  • Allergies
  • Ear Disease
  • Hair loss
  • Nail diseases
  • Skin cancer
  • Parasitic conditions
  • Footpad abnormalities
  • Autoimmune skin disease
  • Bacterial, fungal or viral infections
  • Endocrine (hormone) conditions, including hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease) and adrenal sex hormone alopecias

For more information about veterinary dermatology, visit American College of Veterinary Dermatology.