Allergies & Dermatology

Underneath that layer of fluff and fur, your pet has skin that can be just as sensitive as yours. Allergies, infections, parasites, and a number of other serious conditions can impact your pet, causing discomfort, itching, and even pain. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we want to keep your loved one as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside.

Our professional pet allergy and dermatology services will help us get to the bottom of what’s causing your pet’s symptoms so we can develop the most effective plan to overcome the problem once and for all. Our hospital is outfitted with modern diagnostic equipment which we can use to gather fast and accurate test results. This allows us to pinpoint the problem quickly so it can be addressed right away.

Some of the conditions that we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Parasites
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer
  • Diseases of the feet
  • Chronic ear infections

Once we understand precisely what we’re dealing with, the next step is developing the best course of treatment. Depending on the situation, treatment may include the use of medication, topical creams, supplements, therapy, or surgery. In some cases, a combination of methods will be recommended for optimum results. Alternative medicine options may also be available to help resolve the problem at hand. Your pet’s suggested regimen will be completely tailored to his or her unique needs.

Allergy Care

If an allergy is to blame for your pet’s symptoms, we will conduct the appropriate tests to determine which type of allergy we’re dealing with (food or environmental), as well as what factors may be triggering your pet’s reactions. In many cases, allergies can be controlled without the use of drugs, simply by making some changes to your pet’s lifestyle. For those situations that require longer-term treatment, we’ll work with you to develop a plan that will reduce symptoms and provide a better quality of life for your pet.

Wondering whether you should have your pet evaluated? Some signs to look for include:

  • Excessive scratching (more than normal)
  • Rubbing against the floor, walls, or furniture to alleviate itching
  • Biting, chewing, or licking at the affected area
  • Bald spots
  • Scabs
  • Foul odor from the ears or skin
  • Bumps or lumps on or underneath the skin

If you notice any of these signs and you suspect your pet may be experiencing a dermatological issue, give us a call. We want to help that little guy or gal live a more comfortable life!

 

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