Advanced Pet Dermatology Services
Your pet’s skin can have many of the same issues as yours. Dryness, irritation, flakiness, and infections are common dermatological problems for your pet. At Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital, we understand that these conditions can arise for various reasons. As such, our approach to diagnosing and treating skin problems includes a comprehensive exam, an in-depth discussion of your pet’s history, and appropriate skin tests.
Managing Your Pet’s Allergies
Just like us, pets can develop food and/or environmental allergies. Often, symptoms include itching, irritation, flaking, hair loss, and excessive dryness. Environmental allergens can be caused by dust, pollen, grass, and even pests (commonly fleas).
Environmental allergens have many treatments including:
- Immune-modifying medications such as steroids, Apoquel, Cytopoint, and Atopica
- Allergy injections to desensitize unavoidable allergies
- Parasite preventatives
- Medicated shampoos
- Fatty acid supplements
My dog is VERY energetic!! The staff and doctors are understanding, friendly and caring. They take time to explain everything throughly. My dog is happy to go for appointments.
Fast Lab Results to Diagnose Infections
While allergies are a common cause of itching in pets, fungal and bacterial infections can make it worse. Often, infections develop secondary to unmanaged allergies. Laboratory testing allows us to properly diagnose and then treat these infections with the required medication.
Laboratory testing we offer includes:
- Allergy testing on blood samples
- Fungal and bacterial cultures
- Cytology of the skin and ears
- Skin biopsies
Contact us for more information about our pet dermatology services and how we keep pets healthy inside and out!