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ALLERGIES & DERMATOLOGY

Is itchy skin driving your furry friend crazy?

There are many ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from unpleasant to painful. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital are designed to keep your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your four-legged friend feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We might be able to diagnose the issue just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological problems 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 identified the problem, the next step is determining the best way to treat it. In some cases, something as simple as applying a topical cream may be enough to alleviate symptoms. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods. 

Signs of a potential dermatological issue 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. Contact the caring team at Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.