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Allergies & Dermatology

Does your pet’s itchy skin have you both losing sleep?

There are many ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from minor discomfort to outright pain. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we!

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Riverchase Animal Hospital will help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your companion feel better, we must first determine 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. Diagnostic tools, like blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to proceed with a cure.

Some dermatological conditions we routinely assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining the best way to treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complicated conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of multiple 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

Give Us A Call

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to book an appointment. For those in the Coppell, Texas region, give Riverchase Animal Hospital a call at 972-462-7387 . We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

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