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Allergies & Dermatology

Did you know that your animal friend can be susceptible to many of the same dermatological problems that you can, including allergies and infections? Moreover, these skin disorders can cause your companion to experience a number of unpleasant side effects, from minor discomfort to outright pain. They can even impact your pet’s quality of life.

The good news is, we’re here to help! Our doctors are skilled at diagnosing and treating a wide array of dermatological problems in companion animals. We’ll leverage the most modern technology and diagnostic tools to help us pinpoint the precise cause of your pet’s symptoms so we can address the problem accordingly. Some of the dermatological conditions we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Diseases of the Paws and Nail Beds
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancers

Once we’ve properly identified what’s causing the problem, we’ll then get to work developing the most effective treatment plan. We may recommend either one treatment method, or a combination of several, to help your pet achieve optimum results. These treatments may include the use of topical creams, oral or injectable medications, therapies, supplements and, in some cases, surgery. Our doctors will advise you on the best treatment protocol for your pet’s specific condition.

Should we determine that allergies are the problem, we may ask you a series of questions about your pet’s home environment. This helps us to determine whether making some simple changes there might help to reduce or eliminate symptoms altogether. In many cases, making small adjustments, such as a change in diet or the removal of certain household items, can be enough to combat the problem without the need for further medical intervention.

Some common signs to watch for when it comes to your pet’s dermatological care include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Rubbing against furniture, carpets or walls
  • Visible rashes or scabs
  • Bald spots
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Unusual lumps or bumps on or below the skin

If you suspect that your pet may be suffering from a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet, don’t wait another moment. Let the experienced team at Camden Pet Hospital help your cherished friend live a more comfortable life.

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