Is itchy skin keeping your pet up at night?
There are many conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be downright unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Santaluz Animal Care 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 exactly what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological problems we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as basic as applying a topical cream. More complex scenarios may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin disorder 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 call Santaluz Animal Care. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.