Has your dog been scratching a lot lately? Have you noticed any abnormalities on their skin/coat, such as red spots, dandruff, or hair loss? If so, your pet may have an allergy. Pet allergies, infections, parasites and other dermatological conditions are more common than you may think.
At Dalton Animal Care South, we can get to the root of what’s causing symptoms and develop a treatment plan for your dog.
Signs of Allergies or Dermatological Problems
Here are some of the signs that your dog may be experiencing an allergy or dermatological problem:
- Constant scratching
- Excessive shedding
- Bald spots
- Licking, chewing or biting at the affected area
- Scabbing or flaky skin
- Bumps or lumps on or under the skin
Some of the skin conditions we can provide assistance with include:
- Hormonal Disorders
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Skin Cancer
At Dalton Animal Care South, we can get to the root of what’s causing symptoms and develop a treatment plan for your dog. A thorough diagnostic work up allows us to find out precisely what’s bothering your dog. We will run a number of tests, eliminating each possibility until we’ve achieved the answers we’re looking for. This may involve routine blood work, or it could require something more in-depth, such as a biopsy.
In some instances, we can get the problem under control by making a few simple changes to your dog’s lifestyle. For instance, a food allergy can typically be overcome by switching your pet’s diet. We will tailor our approach to address your companion’s unique needs for optimum results.
If you suspect your dog is suffering from an allergy problem, schedule an appointment with Dalton Animal Care South by calling 706-278-1113.