Skin problems for pets are common. These issues can be a result of hormonal disorders, allergies, infections or parasites such as fleas and mites. Each of these conditions can have multiple steps to treat properly and should be addressed promptly.
Diagnosis is often made by simply examining your pet. Some dermatologic diseases and conditions do require additional diagnostic procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis. Depending on your pet’s symptoms and the results of our physical exam, we may do laboratory testing or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies.
If you notice your pet scratching excessively or if he or she develops any areas of hair loss, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.