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Allergies & Dermatology

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Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are a wide variety of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from minor to severe. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we! 

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

Diagnosing the Problem

To begin, we must first identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to dig deeper. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the information we need to move forward with a cure.

Some of the many dermatological issues we routinely 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

With a diagnosis in hand, the next step is deciding how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of more than one treatment method. 

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 you notice any of these signs, it’s time to book an appointment. Contact Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital right away. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life. 

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