Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are many ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Nacogdoches Animal Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To get your pet feeling better, we must first determine the precise cause of the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by 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. Laboratory services are also available for Immunotherapy testing with a simple blood test.
Some dermatological concerns we routinely assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the last step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of several treatment methods.
Signs of a potential skin 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 recognize any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give Nacogdoches Animal Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.