Pet Allergy & Dermatology
Diagnose and treat skin conditions.
Pets can struggle with dermatological issues the same way people can. It’s common for the issues to cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms that range from minor itching and discomfort to outright pain.
We can diagnose and treat numerous skin conditions including allergies, autoimmune conditions, dermatitis, infections, hormonal disorders, parasites, tumors, and skin cancer.
Diagnosing Skin Conditions
At Main West Animal Hospital, we rely on state-of-the-art technology to help us identify the cause of skin conditions in pets. We may require blood work and/or a biopsy to aid us in diagnosing the issue.
Once we diagnose the condition, we can treat using a number of modalities, some of which may include medications, supplements, topical creams, and surgery. We don’t believe in “one-size-fits-all” treatment, so your pet’s treatment plan will be tailored to meet their individual needs.
Managing Allergies in Pets
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.
Your pet may have an allergy if they exhibit the following behaviors:
- 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 these symptoms and think your pet may be struggling with a skin condition caused by an allergy, let us address the issue and help them live a more comfortable life.