Addressing Your Pet’s Skin Disorder

Despite having fur, our canine and feline family members are just as prone to having allergies and skin problems as we are. Our skin protects our bodies from a multitude of infections and diseases, but when that barrier is damaged or affected, it can compromise our health in a variety of ways. The same can be said for our pets, which is why any potential skin conditions need to be assessed right away by their veterinarian. Left unchecked, they can worsen very quickly and become extremely difficult to treat. Here at Coyne Veterinary Center, we understand the significance of pet dermatology, and take all the necessary steps to alleviate skin-related problems.

Pet Dermatology Services

Your pet’s skin problems can manifest in diverse ways as a result of any number of conditions. To diagnose and manage their condition, we offer the following pet dermatology services:

  • Allergy testing
  • Skin biopsies
  • Cytology
  • Fungal cultures
  • Skin scrapings
  • Allergy maintenance trials
  • Cytopoint (injectable)
  • Medication (such as Apoquel)
  • Blood testing
  • Antibiotics

Common Skin Conditions in Pets

Our veterinary team can treat and manage a variety of issues affecting your pet’s skin, including:

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Allergies (food, contact,
    or seasonal)
  • Demodectic mange
  • Flea allergy dermatitis
  • Lick granulomas
  • Hot spots
  • Ear mites
  • Sarcoptic mange
  • Ringworm
  • Seborrhea

Symptoms of Skin Disorders

Signs to look for if you suspect your pet has an allergy or some other skin disorder:

  • Excessive licking and scratching
  • Raw, red, inflamed skin
  • Fur/hair loss
  • Raised, bumpy skin
  • Dandruff
  • Rough, scaly patches of skin
  • Skin lesions
  • Skin infections
Pet Dermatology in Portage

Pet Dermatology in Crown PointTreating Your Pet’s Skin Disorder

Before starting treatment, we need to examine your pet’s skin and discuss your pet’s lifestyle to ascertain whether contact with a toxic substance, poor diet, or any other number of factors may be responsible. Once we’ve isolated the culprit, we can formulate a treatment plan to alleviate your pet’s symptoms and target the source of the problem. Treatments vary, depending on the pet themselves and the condition they’re experiencing, but they all require patience and dedication, which we have in abundance.

If your pet is itching and scratching excessively, chewing at their feet, or showing any of the other above symptoms, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit. Skin disorders can escalate very quickly, so the sooner we treat them, the better.