Pet Dermatology

Pet Dermatology

Is your pet’s constant scratching keeping you both up at night?

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

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To get your pet on the path to healthier skin, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to figure out what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies allow us to 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 identified the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of 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 notice any of these signs, it’s time to seek professional guidance. Give the team at Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills a call today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.