Allergies & Dermatology

Does a skin problem have your pet feeling itchy, uncomfortable and downright miserable?

Dogs and cats are susceptible to many of the same dermatological conditions that can affect humans, including infections and allergies. If you suspect your loved one is suffering from such a condition, the best thing you can do is contact us. We offer professional allergy and dermatology services to help identify, diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of external ailments. With the right plan, we can have your furry friend on the road to healthy skin again before you know it.

Advanced Diagnostics

The key to managing skin problems lies in understanding precisely what condition we’re dealing with. Armitage Animal Clinic has a diagnostic lab right on-site, which allows for quick and accurate test results. We utilize a variety of methods to help us get the answers we need, including blood tests and biopsies. Rest assured that if your companion is experiencing a skin issue, we won’t give up until we’ve successfully identified the problem.

Some of the external conditions we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

Individualized Treatment Plans

Once we’ve uncovered the source of your pet’s discomfort, we’ll shift our focus toward developing the best treatment strategy. There are a number of ways we can address skin problems. Minor issues can often be cured through medication, while more severe conditions may require a multi-modal approach. Our plan will be completely customized based on your companion’s unique needs. This will allow us to achieve the best possible results.

Allergy Care

If an allergy is plaguing your loved one, the first step is figuring out what type. Companion animals can suffer from allergies that are either food related or environmental. Depending on which scenario your pet is experiencing, we’ll determine how to best address the problem. Our goal is always to eliminate reactions altogether, or to at least reduce them enough to improve quality of life. We’ll work with you to develop an allergy care plan that is tailored to your pet’s specific situation.

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

  • Constant scratching
  • Chewing or licking the affected area
  • Foul odor coming from the ears
  • Flaking or scabbing skin
  • Bumps or lumps
  • Excessive shedding or bald spots

If you notice any of these things, give us a call right away. We can provide your best friend with the relief he or she deserves!