Pet Skin Care & Allergy Management
An important part of pet wellness is their comfort, and there are few things more unpleasant than the torture of allergies and skin conditions. Pet owners often mistake symptoms of skin problems and allergies for normal behavior, but these behaviors may be warnings of a greater problem. Your pet may be experiencing allergies or skin problems if they do or have the following:
- Frequent itching and scratching
- Smelly skin and/or smelly ears
- Red or irritated skin
- Chronic ear infections
- Chewing on the paws
All of the above behaviors are good reasons to have your pet examined for allergies and dermatological (skin) conditions. At Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic, we begin our diagnostic process by conducting a comprehensive examination, observing the symptoms, and collecting a complete history from the pet owner. Skin problems have a lot of variables to consider before making a diagnosis, including shampoos, medications, diets, seasons, and the patient’s external environment.
Once the cause of the symptoms is determined, recently developed medications can often effectively manage the condition. With the help of our convenient on-site pharmacy, our patients can experience swift relief from their symptoms.
If you think your pet is suffering from allergies or skin conditions, make an appointment today!