Does your pet lick its paws? Is your pet scratching? Does your dog have red scaly skin? Is your cat losing hair?
Our Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist, Dr. Melanie Hnot [pronounced-Knot] may be able to help you understand why! Skin diseases can be frustrating for pet owners. There are hundreds of different skin diseases currently recognized in dogs and cats. These disorders may be the result of an infectious, parasitic infestation, or allergic reaction. Many of these diseases look very much alike, with only subtle differences in appearance and history. Uncovering the proper diagnosis can be similar to putting together pieces of a puzzle. Careful attention to details, proper diagnostics and treatment often requires the consultation of a veterinarian with special interest in dermatology.
All of our doctors can help you understand your pet's dermatological issues but certain diseases and injuries require the care of a doctor who has had specialized training in veterinary dermatology. Dr. Hnot, specializes in the care of animals with skin and ear disorders. Since one of the main causes for skin and ear problems in dogs and cats is allergies, Dr. Hnot also specializes allergic disorders of animals, similar to a human allergist/immunologist.
Your primary care veterinarian may refer you to Dr. Hnot because your pet needs this extra expertise in dermatology to solve your pet's skin problems. She will work with you and your family veterinarian in providing your pet with the best care and service
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