Dermatology problems are common in pets, but they can be managed—and Lakewood Veterinary Center is ready with a range of veterinary dermatology services to address your pet’s needs. Allergies are often at the root of many dermatological conditions. While human allergies generally manifest with things like sneezing and itchy, watery eyes, an allergic pet is likely to suffer from itchiness, skin issues and ear or anal gland problems.
Keep an eye out for these signs and symptoms of dermatitis in your pets:
- Excessive scratching, licking, or chewing at skin, feet, or ears
- Red, raised, scaly areas on the skin
- Bumps, crusts, or pus-filled blisters on the skin
- Increased skin pigmentation
- Thickened skin
- Fur loss
- Salivary staining (brown color) on the fur
- Head shaking
In addition to allergy-related skin issues, we’re also ready to help with various other skin disorders and dermatology needs, including parasitic mites, fungal or bacterial infections, autoimmune skin disorders, biopsies, cytologies, and more. We know that having a severely itchy pet makes the whole family miserable—and our vets are ready to determine the problem, stop the itch and allow everyone to get some sleep at night. If you think your pet might benefit from our dermatology services, please call us today at (214) 826-4800 to schedule a consultation.