Skin problems are common in dogs and cats and can be caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites like fleas and mites. These issues can be challenging to treat and should be addressed promptly.
We can often diagnose a skin problem by simply examining your pet, and 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 they develop any bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.