Pet Dermatology Treats Allergies, Skin Conditions and More
Did you know pets can suffer from allergies just like us? Pet allergies can come from food, but also from seasonal and environmental irritants. When cats and dogs are exposed to allergies, they will likely exhibit symptoms through their skin. At Kronenwetter Veterinary Care, our dermatology services include treatment of any condition associated with your pet’s skin, hair, ears and nails. By utilizing the most current therapies in pet dermatology and adjusting your pet’s diet, we’re able to keep our patients itch-free in Kronenwetter and surrounding areas.
Varied Treatment for All Types of Allergies
If you’ve noticed red, itchy, dry skin on your pet, many different types of allergies could be the culprit. Your pet may experience allergies from grass, trees, weeds, mold, and pollen, but also dust and storage mites, flea dander, and even the food they eat. Some of the ways we treat allergies:
- The dander that comes from flea bites is the number one cause of skin allergies in pets, and it only takes a small fraction of fleas to cause a bigger skin and dander problem. Our various preventative options can keep fleas and the dander they produce under control.
- Dogs can suffer from atopic dermatitis, which is characterized by inflamed skin and excessive itching, but also sneezing and watery eyes. We target inflamed skin with the help of Cytopoint, which mimics your dog’s natural antibodies to eliminate irritations.
- Your pet’s food may contain substances he or she is allergic to. Our experienced veterinarians will carefully asses your pet’s diet and recommend prescription food or herbal supplements to eliminate food sensitivities.
Healthy Skin Means Healthy Ears Too
Ear infections are one of the most common skin infections in pets. When dander, wax, hair, ear mites, and dry skin from allergies build up to the point of irritation, cats and dogs develop otitis. This bacterial or yeast infection is very uncomfortable and can even be painful. If you suspect your pet has an ear infection, please schedule a visit with us so we can prescribe effective medication.
Signs your pet may have an ear infection include:
- Frequent head shaking
- Redness and swelling in and around the ear canals
- Pawing and scratching at their ears
- Dark discharge from the ear with a foul odor
- Dry, flaky or scaly skin around their ears
Please contact us with any questions about our dermatology services and how we can keep your pets skin, hair, ears and nails healthy. We’re committed to providing pet care by people who care.