Skin problems are common in dogs and cats and can be caused by a variety of things. Some issues can be particularly difficult to treat and should be addressed promptly.

We can often diagnose a skin problem by simply examining your pet. Some dermatologic diseases or 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 run blood work or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies.

Common allergies pets face are allergies to food, fleas, or their environment. Living in the South, skin issues are probably our most common appointment type!