How Dermatology Care Can Help Your Pet

Dermatology is important in helping keep your pet safe and healthy. Skin and fur are crucial for good health, and without proper dermatology care, your pets may be more prone to infections, bald spots, matted fur, and rashes. Get in touch with our veterinarians at the Raleigh Community Animal Hospital in Raleigh, NC, to learn about the care that we offer. 

The Basics of Pet Dermatology

Pet dermatology focuses on skin and fur problems that may occur with animals. Our vets have the education and experience that can help your pet if they are dealing with any allergic reactions or other health issues.

Skin and fur problems are highly common in cats, dogs, rabbits, and reptiles. Pets are especially vulnerable to fleas and ticks. Prevention is the best course of action because if not treated, infections could occur. There are now a variety of pills, oral treatments, and collars that can be used to prevent fleas and ticks from targeting your pet. Some medications will also kill fleas and ticks if your pet has been infected.

Many animals also develop allergies. Like humans, pets may suffer from sneezing, watery eyes, and coughing. However, pet allergies often show in the form of skin allergies, including rashes, irritation, hives, and similar symptoms. Our veterinarians can provide treatment and also help identify allergens, or what may be causing the initial reaction. Pollen, cleaning products, and food could be what is causing allergies in your pet.

Other Dermatology Problems That May Occur in Animals

Many pets suffer from chronic skin conditions. Recurring ear and eye infections are common and can have a major impact the animal’s quality of life. Our vets can work closely with you and your pet to find what may be the root cause of the infection. We can also provide the correct medication or treatment that can provide relief for your cat or dog.

When pets experience dermatology issues, they will often paw and scratch the irritation. They may also frequently lick the wounded spots. These actions can sometimes result in hair loss and bald spots. When an animal has a bald spot, it can make them susceptible to infections.

Other dermatology issues can also produce bald spots. Not only do these bald spots look unsightly, they could leave your pet exposed. The fur is important in protecting the animal from the UV rays in the sun, keeps them warm, and prevents scratches.

Contact Us for a Consultation

If your pet is suffering from dermatology problems, speak with our veterinarians at the Raleigh Community Animal Hospital in Raleigh, NC, today. We would be happy to set you up with a consultation so that we can provide the right treatment and relief.