Skin problems are common in dogs and cats. They are often caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites such as fleas and mites.
We can often diagnose a skin problem by simply examining your pet. However, some dermatologic diseases or conditions require additional diagnostic procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis. Depending on your pet’s symptoms and the results of our physical exam, we may run blood work or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies.
Contact us if you notice your pet excessively scratching or if they develop any bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.