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Allergies & Dermatology

Your pet’s external health is equally as important as his or her internal wellness. Dermatological problems, such as allergies and infections, can result in discomfort, pain and even a diminished quality of life. If you suspect that your companion may be suffering from some type of skin disorder, the team at Edgewood Animal Hospital can help. Our doctors have years of experience in diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological conditions, including those affecting the ears and feet. We can help your pet live a more comfortable life.

Many pet owners don’t realize that companion animals are susceptible to a number of the same skin problems as we humans are. These common dermatological problems, such as allergies and infections, can result in discomfort, pain and even a diminished quality of life.

If you suspect that your companion may be suffering from some type of skin disorder, the team at Edgewood Animal Hospital can help. Our doctors possess years of experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of dermatological conditions, including those affecting the ears and feet. We utilize a broad spectrum of diagnostic tools, such as skin scrapings and biopsies, to help us pinpoint the exact cause of your pet’s symptoms.

Some of the dermatological disorders we can assist with include:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer
  • More…

Once we’ve reached a definitive diagnosis, we’ll get to work developing the most effective treatment plan. Our doctors may recommend a number of treatment options, from the application of topical creams to oral or injectable medications to supplements, therapy, surgery or some combination of these. If allergies are to blame, we may recommend making some small changes to your pet’s home environment, such as switching foods or removing certain items that could be acting as irritants. In many cases, this is enough to eliminate the problem altogether.

As with all other services, we consider you an important member of your pet’s dermatological care team. We will always take the time to explain what is happening with your companion, and go over all of the available options so that you can make the best decision for you and your pet.

Some of the signs associated with dermatological problems in animals include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Rubbing against walls, carpets or furniture
  • Scabs
  • Bald spots
  • Unusual lumps or bumps on or under the skin

If you notice your loved one exhibiting any of these symptoms, it’s time to give EAH a call! We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and help your pet live a more comfortable life.

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