Have you noticed your pet has been scratching a little more often than usual? Perhaps you’ve even noticed visible signs of a potential skin problem on your pet, such as dry, flaky skin, bald spots or scabbing.

Many pet owners don’t realize that companion animals can suffer from many of the same skin issues that we humans can. Along with these skin conditions come many of the same unpleasant symptoms and side effects, such as itching, discomfort and pain. Skin disorders can even impact your pet’s quality of life.

If you believe your pet may be experiencing a dermatological problem, the team at Teller Park Veterinary Service can help. We are skilled and experienced in identifying and diagnosing a wide variety of dermatological problems and treating them in the most timely and effective manner possible. We utilize a number of diagnostic tools to help uncover the root cause of the problem, from skin scrapings to laboratory tests to biopsies and more. Some of the dermatological issues we can assist with include:

  • Infections
  • Parasites
  • Immune Disorders
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Ear Infections
  • Diseases of the Feet or Nails
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer
  • More…

Once we’ve identified the specific problem that your pet is experiencing, we can then develop a customized treatment plan to address the problem and help eliminate it once and for all. We may recommend a number of treatment options, including the use of topical creams, oral or injectable medications, supplements, therapy, surgery or some combination of these. We may also recommend making some simple changes at home which may help to reduce or eliminate your pet’s symptoms without the need for further medical intervention.

Some of the signs to look for that may indicate your pet is experiencing a problem with his or her skin include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Rubbing against walls or furniture
  • Biting, chewing or licking the affected area
  • Scabbing
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss or bald spots
  • Unusual lumps or bumps

If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, give us a call right away to schedule a dermatological evaluation. We can help your four legged friend live a more comfortable life.