Treating Pet Skin Conditions in West Salem
There are a variety of chronic and inflammatory skin conditions that can affect dogs and cats, but some are more common than others. These include allergies, bacterial infections, fungal infections, chronic scratching, skin parasites and hair loss.
As part of our commitment to keeping your pet healthy, happy, and comfortable, we offer services to manage your cat or dog's chronic ear or skin conditions.
Signs of Dermatological Conditions in Dogs and Cats
Some common indicators that your pet might have a skin condition include frequent scratching, biting at their skin, and irritation such as redness. You may also notice flaky skin, excess hair loss, scabs, lumps, or an unusual or unpleasant smell.
Veterinary Dermatology: What to Expect at Your Pet’s Appointment
Our veterinarian will work with you to determine the cause of your pet's discomfort and will recommend treatment based on their needs.
Examination & Diagnosis
At the beginning of the appointment, the vet will review your pet's history to aid in the diagnosis of their condition. Next, they will use the diagnostic tools at our in-house laboratory to establish the source of your pet’s skin condition.
Once the cause of your pet's skin condition has been determined, we will develop a plan to treat it. Treatment may include prescription medication, shampoo/conditioner, an ear flush, allergy vaccines, or simple changes to your pet’s environment.