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! While you should not give any over-the-counter medications before consulting your vet, the pictures below should help you get an idea of what your pet may be dealing with.