Is your pet’s constant scratching keeping you both up at night?
There are plenty of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from unpleasant to downright painful. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Thetis Heights Veterinary Clinic will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your furry friend feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood tests, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward.
Some dermatological concerns we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Strategy
Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is figuring out how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible dermatological problem 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 Thetis Heights Veterinary Clinic a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.