Is your pet’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 range from unpleasant to outright painful. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Benson Animal Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your pet feel better, we must first identify exactly what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to look deeper. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies can provide the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological issues we routinely 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 identified the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a potential 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 schedule an appointment. Contact Benson Animal Hospital today! We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.