When you see your pet, you probably see a bundle of soft, fluffy fur. Did you know that underneath all that fur is a layer of skin that is just as sensitive as yours?

The fact is, companion animals are susceptible to many of the same dermatological problems as we humans are, along with many of the same unpleasant symptoms. Skin problems can cause your pet to experience everything from itching and minor discomfort to outright pain and even a diminished quality of life. The good news is the team at Barre Animal Hospital can help.

Our doctors and support staff are skilled in identifying, diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of skin disorders, including those conditions affecting the ears and feet. We’ll use a variety of highly effective diagnostic tools to help us uncover the root cause of your pet’s skin issues. These tools include skin scrapings, laboratory tests, biopsies and more. Some of the conditions we can help to identify include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Parasites
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Immune Disorders
  • Diseases of the Paws and Nail Beds
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

Through proven diagnostics, we will pinpoint precisely what dermatological problem your pet is suffering from, and then work on developing the most effective course of treatment to achieve real, permanent results. Treatment protocols may range from the use of topical creams to oral and/or injectable medications to supplements, therapy, surgery or some combination of these. We may also recommend making some simple changes at home to help reduce or eliminate your pet’s symptoms.

Some common signs that your pet may be experiencing a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Bald spots
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Rubbing against walls, carpets or furniture
  • Scabbing
  • Unusual lumps or bumps
  • Odor coming from the ears

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these signs, there is a good chance that he or she may be experiencing a dermatological problem. Don’t let them suffer another moment. Let our professional pet dermatology services help them live a more comfortable life!