Allergies & Dermatology
Is your best friend’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are a variety of conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Aloha Animal Hospital will help get your pal as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your loved one feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong with a visual exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological concerns we can assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
With a diagnosis in hand, the next step will involve determining the best course of treatment. 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 Aloha Animal Hospital today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.
Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 1pm