Allergies & Dermatology
Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are a wide variety of ailments 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 Animals First + Veterinary Hospital, Urgent Care & Wellness Center will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your best friend feel better, 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. Things like blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some skin issues we can assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as basic as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a potential 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, give us a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.
Animals First + Veterinary Hospital, Urgent Care & Wellness Center
7 Cuthbert Blvd, Haddon Township, NJ 08107 (close to the intersection of White Horse Pike and Cuthbert Blvd)
Monday – Friday:
8:30AM – 7:00PM
8:30AM – 4:00PM
9:30 AM – 4:00PM