Skin problems in cats and dogs are one of the most common conditions in a veterinary practice.

Veterinary dermatology entails all conditions associated with hair, skin, nail, ear and mouth disorders.

Pets present with various symptoms:
  • Scratching
  • Hair loss (Alopecia)
  • Scaling of skin
  • Redness of skin (erythema)
  • Recurrent skin infections
  • Malodorous skin
  • Head shaking

Various approaches will be taken to establish the cause of the underlying condition.

Depending on the symptoms the veterinarian my do the following:
  • Woods lamp test
  • Skin scraping
  • Blood tests
  • Otological (ear) examination
  • Skin Biopsy

All skin conditions take a lot of patience from the owner and veterinarian, but with commitment from the veterinarian and the owners skin conditions can be managed successfully.

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