Is your pet constantly scratching, biting or licking at the same area of skin? Has your pet been experiencing hair loss or developing scabs or dandruff? Have you noticed a change in your pet’s skin, coat color, or texture? Is there a bad odor coming from your pet’s skin or ears? If you notice your pet experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t just ignore it and think that the problem will go away.

Irritation of the skin is typically caused by an allergic reaction to something in the immediate environment. Food allergies, fleas, and substances in their location such as dust, pollen, and grass are just some of the possible triggers for skin conditions. Other causes of itching may be an infestation of tiny mites such as sarcoptic mange (scabies), or demodectic mange (demodex).

Veterinary medicine has taken great strides in alleviating the discomfort of skin ailments offering solutions such as medicated shampoos, topical solutions, and prescription oral medications. Our expert veterinarian will diagnose your pet’s condition and determine the best solution for your pet’s lifestyle.

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and chronic skin disease can truly affect your pet’s quality of life more than anything else he may suffer. The sooner your pet is examined and treated, the sooner he will return to a happy, healthy pet.