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Complications of the skin and ears are among the most common reasons for veterinary office visits. The skin is considered the largest organ in the body, and problems with it can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable and distressed.  Excessive scratching, licking, biting and/or hair loss could indicate a problem needing to be addressed.

Animals are susceptible to a variety of skin disorders including Allergies, Ectoparasites (fleas, ticks, mites, etc), Bacterial and Fungal Infections, Hereditary and Congenital Diseases, Chronic Ear Infections, Diseases of the Feet, Footpads, and Nails, Autoimmune Skin Diseases, Endocrine (hormonal) Disorders, and Skin Cancer.

Our goal is to make a specific diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan in the best interest of your pet’s long-term health. There are hundreds of different skin diseases currently recognized in dogs and cats. Many of these diseases look very much alike, with only subtle differences in clinical picture and historical background. Our doctors are trained to focus on these differences to help formulate a specific regimen for your pet’s particular needs.

Our doctors work closely with local Dermatology Specialists who can help with pets who have complex or difficult to manage conditions.