Skin Care

Skin problems are common in dogs and cats and can be caused by hormonal  disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites such as fleas and mites.  These issues can be particularly difficult to treat and should be  addressed promptly. 

We can often diagnose a skin problem by simply examining your pet. Some  dermatologic diseases or conditions do require additional diagnostic  procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis. Depending on your pet’s  symptoms and the results of our physical exam, we may run blood work or  perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies. 

Contact us if you notice your dog or cat scratching excessively or if he  or she develops any bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness,  inflammation, lumps, or bumps.