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Pet Allergy Treatments at Best Friends Animal Hospital

Dermatology / Skin Conditions

HomeServicesDermatology/Skin Conditions

Dogs and cats are susceptible to many skin disorders.  To keep your pet healthy, it is important that we examine, diagnose and treat your pet’s skin condition to be sure your pet will remain in optimal health.  Skin conditions can arise from many sources, and we see a variety of dermatological conditions on a regular basis such as: 

  • Skin parasites (fleas and mites)
  • Infectious diseases (bacterial and fungal)
  • Hormonal diseases
  • Autoimmune related skin diseases
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Skin cancer
  • Foot and nail bed conditions
  • Food and contact allergies
  • Allergic reactions to inhalants and fleas

Allergies in Dogs and Cats

Allergens are a very common dermatological problem for cats and dogs. The itchy reactions occur when your pet’s immune system over-reacts to some outside allergic trigger.  Your pet’s allergies can worsen over the years.  Fortunately, most allergies can be managed so that your pet can be comfortable.

There are various types of allergens that could affect your pet, making them feel miserable. Thankfully there are various treatments to help relieve allergy symptoms. Most pets do not sneeze from their allergies like people do, instead, their skin, ears and paws become inflamed and itchy.   Common symptoms of pet allergies include:

  • Excessive scratching and face rubbing
  • Excessive licking of feet, legs, and abdomen
  • Hair loss
  • Biting and chewing at the skin
  • Recurring skin infections
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Chronic anal sac problems
Please call us to schedule an exam if your pet is experiencing any skin condition or is exhibiting any of the symptoms of allergies.