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ALLERGIES & DERMATOLOGY

Is your furry family member’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 best friend to suffer and neither do we

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Wildwood Animal Hospital will help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your loved one feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Things like blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological concerns 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 diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining the best course of treatment. Depending on the situation, we may prescribe something as simple as a topical cream. More complicated situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.

Signs of a possible 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 your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Let the dedicated team at Wildwood Animal Hospital help your loved one live a more comfortable life.