Skin problems in dogs and cats usually aren’t just a quick fix with a pill. That’s why our veterinarians take extra time to diagnose your pet’s skin condition and come up with a treatment plan to keep your pet’s skin and coat healthy. We also take time to teach pet owners tips, techniques, and strategies to manage their pet’s skin problems.
Many dogs suffer from skin conditions. In fact, dermatitis (a general word for any type of inflammation or irritation of the skin) is one of the top reasons dogs are taken to the vet. Skin allergies are usually the most common diagnosis, but there are many other conditions your dog may be experiencing. Refer to this chart to determine which potential skin condition your dog may have based on the symptoms you notice.
Note: These are general symptoms and only a few potential pet skin conditions. The chart below should only be used to guide your conversation with your veterinarian, and not as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
A review of your pet’s history can also help your veterinarian accurately diagnose your pet’s skin condition. Some of the questions you should be prepared to answer when meeting with a veterinarian regarding your dog’s skin problem include:
The good news is that most dog skin problems are easily treated through medication and/or lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, bathing routine, etc.). However, without knowing exactly what’s going on with your dog and why he is experiencing sudden or prolonged skin problems, you can’t hope to effectively treat the problem on your own. If you want to know fire sure what’s causing your pet discomfort, schedule a consultation with El Dorado Animal Hospital in Fountain Hills, AZ.
Our veterinarians have access to state-of-the-art equipment and are skilled in diagnosing animal skin problems based on a review of your pet’s medical history and a physical examination. Once we know what’s behind your pet’s skin condition, we will recommend a treatment plan that’s sure to restore your pet’s skin and coat.
Call (480) 837-0800 or contact us online to schedule a pet dermatology consultation with one of our skilled vet dermatologists today.
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