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Allergies & Dermatology
Did you know that underneath all that fur and fluff, your pet’s skin could be suffering?
Conditions like allergies and infections are quite common in companion animals. They’re also one of the biggest reasons a pet may be experiencing a diminished quality of life. All that itching and discomfort can make things downright miserable. Let us get that little critter back on the path to a clean coat and healthy skin. Our team is trained and experienced in managing a wide variety of dermatological problems.
A Timely and Accurate Diagnosis
In order to help your pet feel better, we must first understand the exact cause of his or her symptoms. There are hundreds of different external conditions that can affect pets and the majority of them share similar warning signs. We utilize modern diagnostic techniques to help us uncover the precise ailment we’re dealing with. This ensures that the treatment strategy we develop will be most effective.
At Stevenson Ranch Veterinary Center, we can assist with any of the following dermatological issues:
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Ear Infections
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Skin Cancer
- Addressing the Problem
Once we know what condition is bothering your pet, the next step will be developing and implementing the best course of treatment. We can approach this from many different angles, depending on the type and severity of the problem. Sometimes treatment may be as simple as applying a topical cream. In other situations, we may recommend a more aggressive and longer-term strategy. We’ll base our decision on your companion’s specific needs.
With pet allergies, we must first determine what type we’re dealing with. Then, we’ll need to identify the triggers (allergens) that are causing your companion’s reactions. From there we can establish a regimen that will help keep outbreaks to a minimum. In many instances, we can accomplish this through simple lifestyle changes. Other times, medical intervention is required. In either case, our goal is to help your loved one live a more comfortable, symptom-free life.
Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing a skin problem include:
- Constant scratching
- Chewing, licking or biting at a certain area
- Unpleasant odor from the ears
- Bald spots or excessive fur loss
- Bumps or lumps on or under the skin
- Flaking or scabbing of the skin
If you notice any of these indicators, give us a call right away. Rest assured that we’ll do whatever it takes to resolve the issue as quickly and effectively as possible.