Barrie Pet Dermatology
Have you noticed dandruff or red patches on your dog’s skin? Does it seem like your cat’s always itching and scratching? These are some of the symptoms associated with allergies, which can leave your pet in a great deal of discomfort. Here at Simcoe Veterinary Hospital, we can diagnose and treat dozens of skin problems in dogs and cats that are caused by environmental or household allergens. Our Barrie pet dermatologists have years of experience working with skin problems and can customize a treatment plan to meet your pet’s specific needs. With our dermatology services, we can put an end to your pet’s discomfort.
About Your Pet’s Dermatology Visit
At the start of your pet’s dermatology visit, we’ll ask you a series of questions about their symptoms, environment, and lifestyle. We’ll also evaluate their medical history. This information can us determine the probable cause of your pet’s skin problem/allergy. If necessary, we can also conduct allergy tests, such as food allergy trials, since some allergies are food based. After we’ve made an official diagnosis, we can provide you with several options for treatment to improve your pet’s condition.
Symptoms of Allergies in Pets
While some symptoms of allergies in pets can be easily detected, there are others that are less obvious. Consider the following list so you’ll know what signs to look for, if you suspect your pet has allergies:
- Excessive itching and scratching
- Dandruff or flaky skin
- Moist skin spots
- Bald patches/hair loss
- Dry or oily skin
- Constant grooming
- Red or scabbed skin
- Repetitive licking or paw chewing
Pet skin problems can be the result of various allergens, such as food ingredients, flea bites, and mold spores. If you’ve noticed any of these signs, schedule a pet dermatology exam at our animal hospital in Barrie today. Your pet will thank you for it!