From ear infections to allergies, dermatology problems plague pets and their owners. From lumps that require a small sample of cells to be taken by needle and examined under a microscope (called a fine needle aspirate) to skin impression cytology for hair loss, we work hard to solve any dermatological problems. Some services we offer:

  • Diagnose and manage allergic, parasitic, bacterial, fungal, hormone, or autoimmune skin diseases
  • Prescribe food trials to diagnose and treat food allergies
  • Determine the cause of hair loss
  • Provide relief for itching, scratching, licking, head shaking, and self-mutilation
  • Manage chronic or recurrent ear diseases
  • Perform specialized external or middle ear flushing procedures
  • Diagnosis and medical management of some skin cancers

Allergies are a common cause of skin problems in cats and dogs, however, here are numerous causes of skin problems such as:

  • Fleas, whose bites can irritate a pet’s skin
  • Parasites such as mites and lice
  • Ringworm, a highly contagious fungal infection
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Grooming products
  • Metabolic and hormonal problems

Our veterinarians can conduct a variety of diagnostic tests to find the underlying causes of pet dermatology problems – to determine the best course of treatment. Treatments can vary from such as regular cleaning of your pet’s fur to prescribed medicine. We will make sure you get the best treatment for your loved one. If you have any more questions call us at (205) 991-5446 for an appointment.