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Allergies & Dermatology

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Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are variety of conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Main West Animal Hospital will help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your loved one feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong by simply examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us gather the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, the next step is determining how best to address it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as straightforward as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of multiple treatment methods. 

Signs of a possible skin disorder 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 book an appointment. Give us a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life. 

Main West Animal Hospital

1 Broadway Ave.
Welland, Ontario L3C 5L2

t: (905) 735-7877

Business Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturdays: 8am – 12pm

Emergencies:
Niagara Veterinary Emergency Clinic
905-641-3185