The veterinarians at our North Memphis animal hospital can help prevent and treat dermatological (skin) and allergy problems your pet may experience.
What do dermatology services cover?
Dermatological veterinary services help treat and prevent diseases of the skin, coat, ears and nails.
Chronic recurrent skin problems, ear infections and allergies can be extremely irritating and uncomfortable to your pet, and frustrating for you as a pet owner.
With a range of tests available to us via our in-house lab, we can determine the root of your pet’s skin disorder and provide the appropriate treatment.
Our Dermatological Services
At Stage Road Animal Hospital, we provide the following dermatological services:
- Allergy diagnoses & treatment
- Treatment of ear & nose disorders
- Treatment of mites (demodex & scabies)
- Diagnosis & treatment of hair loss & hormonal disease
- Diagnosis & treatment of paw & nail disorders
- Identification of underlying cause of seborrheic & breed disorders
- Identification & treatment of immune disorders
- Diagnosis & treatment of skin cancer & tumors
Customized Treatment Plans
Once we have determined the nature of your pet's skin problem or allergy, we will design a customized treatment plan that address it.
To help your pet feel better and maintain good skin health long term, we will also recommend preventive measures, such as specialized diets or environmental changes.
FAQs About Skin Problems
- What skin problems do dogs and cats commonly develop?
Common skin problems in cats and dogs include itching, skin irritation, allergies, hot spots, hair loss, flea bites and dry skin. Skin problems in pets can range from mild and temporary to more serious issues that can lead to infection and other health issues.
- What causes skin problems in dogs and cats?
Pets often develop skin problems as a result of allergic reactions to something in their environment. Other common causes of skin problems include reactions to ingredients in food, an underlying disease or condition, or fleas.
- How can I prevent skin problems in my pet?
Prevention depends on the specific cause of your pet's skin problem. Once the problem has been diagnosed and treated, the vet will provide advice for how to to prevent the problem from recurring. To help prevent skin problems from recurring, the vet may recommend changes to your pet's diet or to your household products, flea treatment, hypoallergenic soaps and grooming products, brushing to prevent matting, or a quieter, less stressful environment.
- When should I bring my pet to the vet?
You should make a dermatological appointment with the vet if your pet is scratching excessively or has scratched or bitten themselves to the point that sores or bleeding has occurred, if they are losing fur at an alarming rate, or if they have a strange lump or bump on the skin.
- What if my pet is scratching, but shows no visible signs of skin problems?
If you pet is scratching or grooming excessively, but you do not see any visible indicators that there is a skin problem, you should still bring your pet to the vet. Excessive scratching and grooming could be a sign of a number of underlying issues, and can cause irritation, sores or bleeding if left unaddressed.