Is itchy skin keeping your pet up at night?
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!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Armitage Animal Clinic will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your companion 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 investigate further. Things like blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies will help us get 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
Once we’ve identified the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex or serious conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin condition 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. Give the team at Armitage Animal Clinic a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.