Treating Your Pet’s Skin Condition
If your pet is scratching or licking their paws constantly, chances are they’ve got a skin condition. This can be uncomfortable for them and for the people they live with. Pets can have allergies just like their owners, and in some cases, allergies can affect their skin and fur. Don’t let your pet’s scratching go unchecked! Whitney Veterinary Hospital’s pet dermatology services can help with a number of pet allergies/skin conditions, including:
- Allergic dermatitis
- Mange (mites)
- Hot spots
Some skin conditions may be detected by the naked eye with symptoms like redness, bald patches, and dandruff.
Our Pet Dermatology Services
When you bring your pet to us, we make it our top priority to find the underlying cause of your pet’s allergy or other skin condition. Our system is simple—first we diagnose the problem, and then we treat it. There are four ways we can diagnose skin conditions:
- Skin scraping
- Skin culture
- Allergy testing
Diagnosis is important because we want to ensure that your pet is receiving the right treatment to correct their problem. Our very own Dr. Roe has a special interest in dermatological issues in canines and felines, and she takes every opportunity to learn more about them. As a member of professional organizations like AAHA and AVMA, she has unparalleled expertise in the dermatology field, and is continually working to find the latest treatments.
Relief for Your Pet and You
We treat a majority of pet allergy and skin conditions in-house for your convenience. Along with our in-house treatments, we offer topical treatments, injectable medications, and oral medications to get your four-legged friend on the road to recovery. Alternative forms of treatment may include desensitization, which involves changing your pet’s immune system response through allergen exposure. It’s important to keep in mind that skin conditions caused by allergies or mites take time to heal, but we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Don’t let your pet’s itching get out of control. Before their problem worsens, call us right away at (309) 685-4707 to set up an appointment and begin treatment. Your pet’s comfort means the world to us.