Relief for Itchy Pets & Skin Problems
Skin problems that may be accompanied by excessive scratching can make your pet miserable. At Rea Road Animal Hospital, we know that when your pet is itchy, there are underlying problems that can be treated, making him or her more comfortable—and you as well. Some common skin symptoms are
- Red skin
- Flaking skin
If you notice these problems, call us for an appointment. These symptoms may point to a number of conditions that are treatable if caught early on:
- Skin tumors
We can do much to treat the symptoms and their causes. Because many allergies are caused by food, we can prescribe special diets to determine which food is causing the problem. Rea Road can refer you to a specialist for additional skin testing to pinpoint the cause of allergies, if necessary. Skin infections and diseases can be treated effectively with topical, oral, or injected medications, and we will show you how to administer the right medication to your pet. In addition, skin tumors can be successfully removed surgically.
Mange is caused by mite infestation, and some skin diseases are carried by fleas and ticks. In addition to topical medication to cure the ailment, we will make sure that your pet is protected by effective pest control products.