Pet Dermatology Services in Cape Canaveral, FL
Just like humans, pets can develop allergies. Is your pet scratching, chewing, or licking excessively? Are you noticing discolored fur where they are licking too much? What about hair loss? These can all be symptoms of allergies in pets. Believe it or not, environmental allergies in dogs are one of the most common reasons for vet visits at Ocean Animal Hospital!
Common Skin Conditions in Dogs & Cats
- Allergies to Seasonal Pollen
- Allergies to Flea Bites (Flea Dermatitis)
- Allergies to Parasites (Lice, Mites)
- Ringworm or Other Fungal Infections
- Metabolic Disorders (Hyperthyroidism, Liver Disease, Diabetes)
- Commercial Pet Food (Containing Wheat, Corn, Fillers)
- Systemic Infections (Bacteremia, Septicemia)
What Should I Expect on My Initial Visit?
When you bring your pet in for an initial visit, you’ll be asked to fill out a form that will tell the doctor about your pet’s history. Dr. Young will review this information with you and discuss any previous treatments that have been tried. Then, armed with that information and the results of the physical exam, they will develop appropriate treatment options.
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Avoid treating your pet's skin condition with home remedies or herbal ointments. While some botanical ingredients may be helpful for relieving human skin problems, they can exacerbate dog and cat skin conditions by inflaming infections or severely dehydrated skin. In addition, home remedies for a pet's skin condition may cause an allergic reaction resulting in difficulty breathing or swallowing.
For more information about pet skin issues or to make an appointment with your Cape Canaveral veterinarian, please call your us today at (321) 406-1618.
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