Does your pet’s itchy skin have you both losing sleep?
There are many ailments that can cause skin problems for companion animals, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Animal Medical Center of Marquette will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To get your pet on the path to better health, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies enable us to uncover the answers we need so we can move forward with an effective 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
With a diagnosis in hand, the next step is determining the best course of treatment. Depending on the situation, we could recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions might 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 Animal Medical Center of Marquette! We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.