Dermatology (Skin)

dermatologyDermatology refers to the study of the skin. Skin disease is a frequently observed problem in many dogs and cats. Diagnosing a skin problem in your pet requires a thorough history and an examination by a veterinarian. Many skin diseases or problems require additional diagnostic tests to accurately obtain a diagnosis. Additional diagnostic procedures may include blood work, urinalysis, skin scraping, direct smears, fungal cultures, and biopsies.

The most common skin ailments are allergy based however the cause of skin problems can range from hormonal disorders to the common flea. You should book an appointment for your animal if you notice any excessive itchy behavior, loss of hair, and / or the presence of scabs or scale on the skin.

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