Allergies and Dermatology

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Could your pet be suffering from a skin problem?

Your pet’s external health is equally as important as his or her internal well being. In fact, allergies and dermatology conditions could be impacting your companion’s quality of life. Stop the itching, sneezing and overall discomfort today by scheduling an appointment with your Hometown Pet Care team! We are experienced in pet allergy and dermatology and can get you the answers needed to help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

The Right Diagnosis

The quickest way to get your pet feeling better again is to achieve a fast and accurate diagnosis. At Hometown Pet Care, we utilize a variety of testing methods to help us identify the exact ailment we’re dealing with. This includes conducting blood tests, taking skin scrapings and performing biopsies. Rest assured that we won’t stop until we’ve reached a definitive diagnosis for your pet.

Some of the dermatological conditions we can assist with include:

  • Allergies
  • Skin Infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Parasites
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

An Effective Treatment Plan

Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, we’ll get right to work developing a plan to treat and overcome it once and for all. We have a broad spectrum of treatment methods at our disposal, depending on the condition and its severity. In minor cases, a simple topical cream or medication may do the trick. For more serious issues, we may need to incorporate therapy or surgery into our game plan.

Allergy Care

Pet allergies can be caused by food or something within your companion’s environment. Managing these conditions involves first determining what type of allergy your pet has, as well as what the triggers are. Once we have this information, we can work on a plan to reduce or eliminate allergic reactions altogether. In some instances, we can achieve this by making simple lifestyle changes, such as switching food. Other cases may require a more long-term strategy.

Signs of a Dermatology Problem

  • Excessive scratching
  • Biting, licking or chewing at the affected area
  • Hot spots
  • Hair loss or bald spots
  • Unusual bumps or lumps
  • Scabbing or flaky skin
  • Unpleasant odor coming from the ears

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a professional dermatological evaluation. Call us today. We can help!