Primary Care

Allergy and Itchy Skin Relief

When you look at your pet, you probably see an adorable little critter covered in soft, fuzzy fur. Underneath that layer of fluff, however, is skin that can be just as sensitive as yours. In fact, companion animals can suffer from many of the same skin conditions that humans do, including infections and even allergies. Along with these conditions, your pet may also experience a number of unpleasant side effects, such as itching, discomfort and even pain. Don't let your four-legged friend suffer another moment.

We offer professional pet allergy and dermatology services that will help return your companion to good health, both inside and out. We will examine your pet thoroughly and conduct a number of diagnostic tests to help us pinpoint the precise condition we're dealing with. Once we've reached a definitive diagnosis, we can then develop a customized treatment plan that will get optimum results for your pet.

Some of the many dermatological conditions that we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Diseases of the Paws and Paw Pads
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

For those cases that are more challenging, we have an established, working relationship with a board qualified veterinary dermatologist. Rest assured that whatever issue your pet is dealing with, we'll do whatever it takes to overcome the problem once and for all, up to and including leveraging the expertise of a specialist.

We utilize a broad range of treatment techniques to help us achieve optimum results for your companion. These treatment methods may include the use of topical creams, oral or injectable medications, supplements, therapy, surgery or some combination of these. If we determine that allergies are to blame for your pet's symptoms, we'll work hard to identify the triggers and develop a plan that will help reduce or eliminate future allergic reactions altogether.

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

  • Excessive scratching
  • Biting, chewing or licking the affected area
  • Rubbing against furniture, carpet or walls to alleviate the itch
  • Hot spots
  • Bald spots
  • Scabs
  • Unusual bumps or lumps
  • Odor coming from the ears

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, don't wait another moment. Schedule a professional dermatological evaluation with VCA PineRidge. We can help your loved one live a happier, more comfortable life.