If you’ve ever suffered from a skin problem, you know all too well how awful it can be with constant itching, discomfort and pain. It can really impact every aspect of your life and leave you downright miserable.

Companion animals are susceptible to many of the same dermatological conditions that humans can suffer from, including infections and allergies. Along with these conditions, your pet may experience a number of those same unpleasant side effects, ultimately leading to a diminished quality of life.

Don’t let your loved one suffer another day with problem skin. Let the experts at Palomar Animal Hospital help! Our doctors have been trained in pet dermatology and are experienced in identifying, diagnosing and treating a broad range of skin disorders. We’ll evaluate your pet’s condition to pinpoint the exact cause of the symptoms so that we can develop the most effective treatment plan possible.

Some of the skin problems we can provide assistance with include:

• Allergies
• Parasites
• Infections
• Hormonal Disorders
• Autoimmune Diseases
• Dermatitis
• Chronic Ear Infections
• Diseases of the Feet
• Tumors
• Skin Cancer

Once we’ve determined what condition your pet is suffering from, we’ll get to work determining the best way to address the problem. Treatment options range from the use of topical medications to oral and/or injectable medication, medicated shampoo therapy, supplements and possibly surgery. We treat each animal on a case by case basis, customizing our approach to achieve the best possible results.

Should we determine that allergies are to blame for your pet’s symptoms, our doctors are trained at identifying the root cause of the problem. Pet allergies can be categorized into two types: food and environment. We’ll get to the bottom of what’s triggering your pet’s reaction and develop a plan for managing the allergy most effectively to reduce or eliminate the problem altogether.

Some of the common signs that your pet may be experiencing a skin problem include:

• Excessive scratching
• Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
• Rubbing against walls, furniture or carpeting to get relief
• Bald spots
• Scabbing
• Unusual bumps or lumps, both on or below the skin

If you’ve noticed any of these signs or symptoms in your own pet, it’s time to schedule a professional dermatological evaluation. Give us a call – we can help your companion live a more comfortable life!