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Pet Dermatology Care

Skin conditions can cause no end of pain and suffering for a dog or cat, leading to incessant biting and scratching to alleviate itching. If your pet is suffering from dermatology problems, bring him to Spring Creek Animal Hospital in San Antonio for treatment. Our San Antonio veterinarian has ample experience in providing dermatology services for pets, both in diagnosing and treating pet dermatology issues. The sooner we can evaluate your dog or cat, the sooner he can receive treatment.

Symptoms of Skin Problems

Itching is the most common symptom of a skin problem in your pet. Your dog or cat may spend most of the day scratching, biting, or chewing his skin in an attempt to relieve his itching. You may also notice irritation, dryness, flakiness, open sores, or rashes on your pet’s skin. Fur loss and infection are byproducts of your pet’s scratching. Skin problems can be caused by allergies or health conditions.

If your dog is excessively scratching, our dog dermatologist will be able to help diagnose the underlying cause of it and appropriate treatment.

Types of Dermatology Issues

Your pet may suffer from various types of dermatology issues like:

Skin Irritation and Rashes

Skin irritation and rashes are common in dogs and cats. They can be caused by irritants in grooming products or indoor cleansers, dry air from your heating system, parasites, or allergies. Rashes can develop from one day to the next, causing severe itching and red, bumpy skin. Excessive scratching can lead to skin infections, open sores, and fur loss. If your kit or pup shows signs of a rash, contact our San Antonio vet right away for a checkup. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can save your pet pain and suffering from dermatology issues.

Fur Loss

No pet looks attractive with bald spots on his skin. Skin irritations can cause your pet to scratch, bite, and chew on his skin, leading to fur loss. Fur loss can also be caused by medical disorders or conditions. A visit to your San Antonio vet will uncover the source of the problem so your pet can get treatment.

Allergic Reactions

If your pet has environmental, flea bite, or food allergies, symptoms may show up on his skin in the form of skin irritation, rashes, dryness, redness, etc. Blood and skin tests can help determine what’s causing your pet’s allergic reactions so you can take measures to prevent them. Avoiding the allergen can help reduce or eliminate your pet’s symptoms. We may also recommend medications to manage those symptoms. For food allergies, we may place your pet on an exclusion diet and reintroduce foods into his diet little by little to see what’s triggering his allergic reactions. Allergy treatments for a dog’s skin are often a mix of specific kinds of medication and avoiding certain foods. The same can be said for treating allergies of cats.

See Our San Antonio Vet for Dermatology Services

While we are not board-certified veterinary dermatologists at an animal dermatology clinic, our veterinarians are able to diagnose and treat most skin conditions. To set up an appointment with a board-certified veterinary dermatologist, please visit Animal Allergy and Dermatology Center of Central Texas.

To schedule an appointment for dermatology services for your pet, contact Spring Creek Animal Hospital at (210) 599-2131 today. We’re here to meet all your pet care needs.