No one likes itchy skin, especially not your pet. Skin disease is becoming more and more common among area pets. Unlike humans, pets cannot tell us if something itches, burns, hurts, or is irritated.
While your veterinarian will check for any obvious skin irritations, you can also watch for signs and symptoms that something might be bothering your pet:
Since a pet can't tell us their symptoms, the veterinarian often finds the diagnosis by eliminating other possibilities. Some things that may be causing your pet uncomfortable skin problems:
Dr. Bouchard will examine your pet during the annual wellness exams for any abnormalities that may suggest a skin condition. If you have any concerns that something may be wrong, this is a perfect time to talk with your veterinarian about your concerns. If further information is needed, we may perform one of the following:
While most skin conditions can be taken care of in-house, if additional assistance is needed, Summeridge Animal Clinic can help you with a reliable referral to a specialist.
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