Allergy-induced skin conditions are some of the most common reasons for bringing a pet to Goodwin Animal Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. Skin problems are common in both dogs and cats and can be caused by a variety of issues ranging from hormonal disorders, allergies, and infections to parasites such as fleas and mites. These issues can be particularly difficult to treat and should be addressed promptly.
Do you think your pet is having an allergic reaction? Itching, scratching and hot spots are all good indications of allergies. Pet allergies are very common and treatable, but can fester and become serious health conditions if left untreated.
We can often diagnose a skin problem with a simple examination of your pet. Some dermatologic diseases or conditions do require additional diagnostic procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis, however. Depending on your pet’s symptoms and the results of our physical exam, we may run blood work or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies.
If you notice your dog or cat scratching excessively or if he or she develops any bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps, do not hesitate to call our staff immediately at Goodwin Animal Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.