Pet Dermatology in Dallas
A number of chronic and inflammatory skin conditions can affect dogs and cats, but some are more common than others. Allergies, bacterial infections, fungal infections, chronic scratching, skin parasites, and hair loss are examples.
Our vets can distinguish between the various conditions associated with pet skin conditions. This enables a more precise diagnosis and the most effective treatment.
What to Expect at Your Pet’s Appointment
Our vets will work with you to determine the cause of your pet's discomfort and will recommend treatment based on their needs.
Examination & Diagnosis
At the beginning of the appointment, our veterinarian will review your pet's history to aid in the diagnosis of their condition. Next, they will use diagnostic tools such as allergy blood testing, skin scrape tests, skin biopsy, and swab tests at our in-house laboratory to establish the source of your pet’s skin condition.
Once the cause of your pet's skin condition has been determined, we will develop a plan to treat it. Treatment may include prescription medication, shampoo/conditioner, an ear flush, allergy vaccines, or simple changes to your pet’s environment.
Signs of Skin Problems in Pets
There are some common signs of skin problems in pets. If your dog or cat is suffering from a dermatological condition they may show the following symptoms:
- Excessive or constant scratching, chewing, biting, or licking
- Hair loss
- Skin lesions
- Abnormal growths
- Odor emanating from your pet’s skin or ears
- Noticeable changes in your pet’s coat color or texture