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.