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

  • Itching
  • Red skin
  • Rashes
  • 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:

  • Allergies
  • Mange
  • Infection
  • 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.

"We are so pleased and blessed to have Dr. Dozier and your clinic. Time and time again, you all and Dr. Dozier especially have been unfailingly kind, considerate and caring beyond most of any care we have experienced at vets. Having bred goldens for over 50 years we have experienced many vet clinics. Dr. Dozier tops them all. He is unhurried, makes one feel like you are his only client in all the world, takes his time, is thorough and careful and you feel you have his 100% undivided attention. No vet in the hundreds we have worked with has been so available, so kind, willing to take his time, as Dr. Dozier. HE IS THE BEST! Certainly the wonderful staff is a reflection, plus we comment all the time that Dr. Dozier seems to have very little turn over. You all must be happy and respected. Bless you all!" - Ann Chase
"We love Dr. Michael!! She has been so wonderful going down the path with us on our elderly yellow Lab, Bailey Baroo. She has worked with us to find the right blend of food, medicine and exercise to give us more years with him and we appreciate that when she hears hoof beats she thinks horses, not zebras! Everyone at RRAH is wonderful, but Dr. Michael is extra special!" -Lesli An Orio
"Rea Road has been our family vet since the day they opened. I would not trust my pets to anyone else." - Michelle Kingston
"Best vets ever in Charlotte! They have taken such amazing care of my kids and of me, their fretting mom. I wouldn't trust anyone else." - Pamela Shaw
"Rea Road has the most caring staff. Dr. Dozier is truly wonderful! We have taken our babies there for years and they truly love them as much as we do." - Mattie Collins-Walker
"Very simply, we love Rea Road Animal Hospital. Knowledgeable, kind and compassionate!" - Heather Theriault
"Rea Road Animal Hospital has been our vet since we moved to Charlotte 9 years ago. Our dog, Bandit, will be 18 years old in September and we attribute his longevity to the doctors and especially the staff at this establishment. We have recommended the facility to our friends and neighbors and they have used the hospital for vet services, boarding, grooming and a place to love their pets." - Stephen & Heidi Kramer