Allergies & Dermatology

When you look at your pet, you probably see lots of fluffy fur, soft feathers or smooth scales. Underneath all of this, however, is a layer of skin that can be just as sensitive as yours. In fact, companion animals are susceptible to many of the same skin conditions that humans can suffer from, along with a number of unpleasant symptoms, from itching and minor discomfort to outright pain.

Don’t let your loved one suffer another moment with an uncomfortable skin problem. Trust the team at Troy Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic to help! Our professional pet dermatology and allergy services will get to the bottom of your pet’s condition so we can quickly and effectively overcome the problem once and for all.

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

  • Dermatitis
  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

We use a number of highly effective diagnostic techniques to help us pinpoint the exact cause of your pet’s symptoms. Once we know what we’re dealing with, we’ll get to work developing a customized treatment plan that will get the best results. Treatment options range from the use of topical medications, allergy injections, oral medicines ,supplements and Laser therapy to surgery, or some combination of these. In any case, your pet’s treatment protocol will be tailored specifically to them.

Some of the more common signs that your pet may be suffering from a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet include, but are not limited to:

  • Excessive scratching (more than normal)
  • Rubbing against objects to get relief from itching
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Unusual lumps or bumps
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Bald spots
  • Scabbing
  • Flaking skin
  • Foul odor from the ears

If you notice any of these things, it’s time to schedule a professional dermatological evaluation for your pet. We can help that little guy or girl become as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside!