Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are a variety of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be downright unpleasant. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Markham Veterinary Clinic will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your pet feel better, we must first identify the precise cause of the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a physical exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings, skin cytology, and biopsies help us gather the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological conditions we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once the problem has been diagnosed, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin problem include:
- Excessive scratching
- Scabbing or flaking of the skin
- Hot spots
- Shedding more than usual
- Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
- Bumps or lumps on or under the skin
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to book an appointment. Contact Markham Veterinary Clinic today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.
Markham Veterinary Clinic
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 7pm
Friday: 8:30am to 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12pm