Veterinary Dermatology

Veterinary Dermatology

Is your furry friend licking, biting, or scratching more than usual? How about chewing or pulling out hair? The cause could be bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or immune-mediated. They all look similar but are treated in very different ways.

The good news is that Snowdoun Veterinary Hospital is here to help. We can pinpoint the problem and develop a plan to fix or manage the problem depending on the cause.

Here’s a look at some of the more common skin issues we see routinely:

  • Allergies-dust, mold, grasses, trees, fleas, and food products
  • Parasites-Scabies, dermatophytes, demodex, and internal parasites
  • Metabolic-Hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease
  • Bacterial and Fungal infections

Once diagnosed properly, the treatment may include allergy testing, oral and topical medications, and/or hypoallergenic diets.

The key to success is frequent follow-ups with your veterinarian so that therapy can be adjusted as needed. Call us today to discuss how we can make your furry friend more comfortable.

We offer a simple blood test which can determine exactly why your pet is so itchy. This same test can be used to formulate a medication which can help to treat your pets specific allergy thus making your family friend much more comfortable.

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