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ALLERGIES & DERMATOLOGY

Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are a wide variety of things that can negatively affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be quite unpleasant. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Flamingo Pet Clinic 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’ll first need to 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 reveal the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • 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 situation, we may recommend something as simple as a topical medication. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve multiple 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 a dermatology appointment. Give us a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.