Skin issues and allergic reactions in pets are common conditions that we see frequently at McPherson Veterinary Services. Dermatological conditions, however, are not limited to itchy skin, but can include ear infections, anal gland issues, and skin infections. At McPherson Veterinary Services, we diagnose skin problems after reviewing the pet’s symptoms and lifestyle and perform testing if necessary. We then continue to monitor the patient’s response to treatment.
Animals suffering from skin irritation typically exhibit excessive itching, scratching, biting, licking, hair loss, scabs, or dandruff. To get to the root of your pet’s skin problem, we will rule out non-allergenic skin diseases such as mange, ringworm and so forth. If these and other conditions are not present, and your pet’s clinical signs and history fit, your pet may be diagnosed with allergic dermatitis.
Classic triggers of allergy symptoms include food, flea saliva, dust, mites, plant and grass pollens, molds and fungi. Once your pet’s allergies are activated, inflammation and irritation of the skin makes the irritation even worse.
The discomfort of skin ailments can be treated through medicated shampoos, topical solutions, and prescription oral medications. There are also injectable treatments and new oral allergy medications for dogs that are extremely safe and effective for both short and long-term use.
We offer treatment plans for pets in Murfreesboro and the surrounding areas who are suffering from irritating skin conditions. If you feel your pet may be itching as a result of allergies, schedule an appointment for an evaluation today.