If your pet is excessively scratching, chances are your pet friend is dealing with one of the many aggravating skin issues pets can experience. At South Miami Vets & Pets in Pinecrest, FL, one of our dedicated services is diagnosing and treating allergies and dermatology conditions. With an examination by a “veterinarian near me,” the cause can be determined and a course of action put in play to help alleviate your pet's discomfort.
What Can Cause Skin Issues and Allergies?
There are few issues that are common in generating allergies in pets. These allergy-triggers include airborne substances in the environment, such as mold spores and pollen, pet food products with certain proteins, and fleas.
Additional dermatological issues to watch for include:
● Biting or chewing at a specific area.
● Excessive shedding.
● Flaking skin.
● Hot spots.
● Lumps felt under the pet's skin.
● Scabby skin.
● Visible bumps on the skin
Signs Your Pet Has Skin Issues
When your pet is experiencing a dermatology issue, there are numerous visible signs and symptoms that will alert you that your pet is in distress. Signs to be on the lookout for include:
● Difficulty or labored breathing,
● Discolored ears.
● Excessive licking.
● Excessive scratching.
● Inflamed ears.
● Inflamed skin.
● Swollen face.
Our Allergy and Dermatology Services
Serious pet allergies should not be ignored because, in some situations, an allergic reaction can be deadly. If your pet shows signs of a dermatology issue, contact our staff to get help.
Once you bring your pet to our clinic, a veterinarian on our team will examine your pet to determine the cause of the problem. If the initial exam is not enough to discover the cause, the next step is utilizing our diagnostics services, which may involve blood work.
When the testing is complete and a vet on our team has the information needed to diagnose the problem, a plan of action will be discussed with you for treatment, Depending on the diagnosis, recommendations for treatment may include a change in the brand/type of food for your pet, topical creams, prescribed medications, or a combination.
Get Pet Care for Rashes, Scratching, Allergies, and General Skin Issues
When your pet displays signs of skin irritation, contact our team at South Miami Vets & Pets to schedule an appointment at our Pinecrest, FL, location. Call us at (305) 255-7838 for pet care from a “veterinarian near me” for rashes, scratching, allergies, and general skin issues.