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Veterinary Dermatology

Treat Common Skin Conditions & Pet Allergies

If your pet is frequently itching, scratching or biting his skin, he may be suffering from an allergy or skin condition. Veterinary dermatology treats common skin conditions and pet allergies, addressing both the underlying cause for your pet’s discomfort as well as providing immediate relief from painful symptoms. Our veterinarian Dr. Yucius has significant experience treating pet allergies and skin conditions. Our advanced diagnostic tests make it easier for us to precisely identify the skin condition affecting your pet and take immediate steps to relieve your pet's discomfort.


Relieve Your Pet's Itching

Veterinary DermatologyYour dog or cat can suffer from the same seasonal allergies that affect humans. Allergic dermatitis is one of the most common conditions affecting pets. Pollen, mold, ragweed and dust mites may trigger pet allergies. Rather than experiencing watery eyes or congestion, however, pets suffer from itchy skin. Repeated biting and scratching creates irritated, moist skin that is susceptible to secondary bacterial infections. Prompt treatment for pet allergies is essential to relieving a pet’s painful itching symptoms and preventing secondary skin infections or more complex dermatological problems.

Food allergies to common pet food ingredients, including beef and chicken byproducts, dairy, soy, wheat and corn, also cause pets to itch or scratch their skin. In addition to itchy skin, food allergies can trigger gastrointestinal upset and ear inflammation. Pets with a food allergy may bite and scratch at their skin or frequently bite or lick their paws. Since pets with food allergies are often allergic to more than one food ingredient, diagnosing a food allergy can be a complicated process.

Our veterinarian has substantial experience diagnosing and treating pet allergies, both those caused by food and by environmental allergens, such as pollen. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from an allergy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Yucius as soon as possible. Diagnostic tests or an elimination diet may be necessary to precisely identify the cause of your pet’s allergies. Once the allergen triggers are identified, Dr. Yucius works closely with pet owners to create a custom treatment plan. Depending on the trigger, this may include a dietary change, reduced exposure to a seasonal allergy, and/or medication to manage allergy symptoms.

In addition to treating pet allergies, we also treats common skin conditions such as mange and ringworm. Ringworm is a common fungal infection that can affect both cats and dogs as well as people. Pets with a ringworm infection have circular lesions on their limbs and/or head. The skin will be flaky and some pets may even appear to be “bald.” Ringworm can easily spread to other pets and people, so prompt treatment is critical. Mange is caused by tiny parasites called mites; symptoms of mange include intense scratching and biting of the skin and patchy hair loss with or without itching.

If your pet is itching, scratching or biting his skin, schedule an appointment with us today!

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