Allergies & Dermatology

Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are many different ailments than can affect a companion animal’s skin. Whether it’s a topical problem, like a hot spot or rash, or something more in-depth like an infection, the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want to see your best friend suffer like that, and neither do we! That’s why Paw Prints Animal Hospital offers professional pet allergy and dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of care. We want to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

 

Diagnosing the Problem

The first step toward helping your furry family member feel better again is identifying the precise condition he or she is experiencing. Our hospital is outfitted with an in-house laboratory, which allows us to run a number of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

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

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

 

Developing a Treatment Plan

To determine how best to treat the problem, we will consider a number of unique factors. This allows us to develop a tailor-made approach just for your pet, designed to achieve the best possible results. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a combination of treatment methods.

Allergies require a little more work to manage. Once we understand what’s causing your pet’s reactions, we will work toward a solution that will eliminate outbreaks as much as possible. Some allergies can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as switching food products. Others may require a longer-term strategy. Our recommendations will be based on your four-legged friend’s specific needs.

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give the experienced team at Paw Prints Animal Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

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    • Debbie Chandler LandrethDebbie Chandler Landreth

      We have used Paw Prints since they opened. My dad was a vet many years ago and I was a nurse for over 30 years. I feel that allows me to be pretty persnickety about the health care for our fur babies. I have seen most of the vets at Paw Prints and we have only had great experiences there. Many thanks to ALL the staff that allow these experiences to turn into great memories.
      FYI: They did a great job of protecting everyone during the COVID-19 experience. Thank you Paw 🐾 Prints from Tiger Belle and myself.

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    • Adele WhitmoreAdele Whitmore

      I have been using Dr. Critten, for 15 years or more as my vet since he started his practice. He and Dr Cousin I would highly recommend. Very good vets.

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    • Stephanie LutherStephanie Luther

      They were so wonderful with my dog Max. We were new patients and they helped us quickly and were very honest and caring. I would definitely recommend to other pet parents.

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    • Rhonda GarciaRhonda Garcia

      They are the best. They took good care of my pom after being hit by a car. The staff and dr were so good at calming me down and letting me know that my baby was going to be ok.

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    • Jennifer EganJennifer Egan

      When my Yorkie was extremely ill and needed emergency surgery a few months ago, Paw Prints came to the rescue and saved her life. Eternally grateful for the Drs and staff who cared and watched over my baby like one of their own. Because of them I still have her to have and love for many more years!!! �. Thank you Paw Prints for everything that you do.

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    • Stephanie WaltersStephanie Walters

      My dog Pipn got very sick very fast yesterday. Thanks so much for helping him feel better and for taking us so quickly without an appointment! It's great to know he's in such caring hands!

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    • Nikki EdmondsNikki Edmonds

      I have been going to Paw Prints for several years now. I recently had to bring my kitty in in an emergency due to flea treatment poisoning. I was panicking for my kitty and they were friendly and calming through the whole experience.They were super nice and helpful! Paw Prints has super affordable pricing.They even called the next day to check on her and make sure she was doing better! I highly recommend them!

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