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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    • Angie McCrary FoxxAngie McCrary Foxx

      We love Paw Prints! From the receptionist, vet techs and all the Vets...they are all so caring!! We appreciate all they have done for us over the years with our pets with the most recent being our outdoor cat, Houdini!! He went missing for 2 weeks back in April and came home with a terrible bite/infection to his back foot. Their quick response and dedication at the end of the day saved his foot. He is on his way to recovery and we are blessed for their knowledge and care for all animals!! THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOU DO!!!

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      Paw prints were very helpful diagnosing our sick cat. After spending the night discussing what's best for Snowball my son's cat we decided to euthanize. Today was Snowballs last day with us and the staff made us feel at ease explaining the procedure and just being very caring about my son's soon to be loss. I will definitely recommend them.

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      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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      My dog of 9 years was having very serious problems. I called my usual vet and they could not "fit him in". I called Paw prints around 745 last Wednesday morning, told them what was going on and the receptionist asked that I be there at 830. I took my baby in and it turned out that he was having major complications and the best option for him was not him coming home with me. Dr. Cousins and the nurse that seen my baby were absolutely wonderful. They hugged me, held my hand, even almost cried with me. Even the staff at the desk were so very sweet and gave me their condolences. Although my first visit here wasn't under best circumstances, I am so very thankful that this is where I took my baby. They have since then sent a card thanking me for allowing them to care for my baby and another card with the sweetest message and told me I made the right decision. I will be eternally grateful for their love compassion and care they showed for my baby. Highly thinking about switching and making this my new vets office!

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      Dr Cousins is a compassionate, understanding Vet! All 4 of my Keeshounds love him & his staff!

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      Wow, I work in the industry (dog trainer) and have been through several vets with my clients dogs and mine.
      This is the experience I was looking for. Both voodoo and blaze were thoroughly examined. And my boxers ear issues were FINALLY diagnosed and treated.
      I say finally because it took 3 vets before I got an answer.
      We found our animal doctor and will recommend these services to our clients.

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      I will be eternal grateful with their help on saving my dog. Took my dog who I had found put she had pravo the day before, they took care of her during the day and answered all my questions.

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