Dermatology & Allergy Control
Pet allergies are quite common and can frustrating for many pet parents. If your pet itches or scratches more than normal, consider having him or her checked for allergies.
Scratching and licking damages the skin over time and puts your pet at risk for bacterial and yeast infections, making their condition even harder to treat and them more uncomfortable. Early detection means we can prevent their condition from getting worse and help them get better.
Allergy treatment may take time and patience in order for your pet to be in recovery. If your pet has developed a secondary skin infection, we'll need to identify the cause of your pet’s allergies, then select a treatment that is both safe and effective for your pet.
We’re always available to answer your questions and offer support to help you and your pet through the challenge-but ultimate reward-of helping them through allergies.
What are the Most Common Pet Allergy Symptoms?
Both dogs and cats can suffer from allergies-whether they be food allergies, environmental (also called Atopic Dermatitis), or flea allergies. Symptoms you should pay attention to are and bring you pet in for are:
- Constant scratching, licking, and chewing of the your pet's skin
- Chewing and/or licking at his or her paws
- Patches of red, inflamed skin and possible hair loss
- Foul odor coming off your pet’s skin
- Red, swollen ears
- Hair loss between the toes
- Runny nose and eyes
OUR ALLERGY AND DERMATOLOGY SERVICES
Hernando Animal Clinic & Surgery Center offers dermatological care for many types of companion animals. Our thorough diagnostic workup and multiple treatment options help us target the allergen your pet is suffering from and help them regain comfort and healing.
Our dermatologic services include:
- State-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and tools
- Allergy testing
- Skin biopsies
- Desensitization treatments
- Monthly allergy injections
- In-house prescription medications
- …and more!
If you’re interested in learning more about our dog or cat dermatology services, we encourage you to contact us at (662) 429-4596 or schedule an appointment online. Together, we can get your pet back to feeling his or her best and allow you both to return to life as usual.