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Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

Overview

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of skin conditions. Unfortunately, dermatological disorders are very common in domestic animals.

Typical problems in animals include acute and chronic ear infections, tumours, autoimmune skin diseases, cancer, cysts, chronic bacterial and fungal skin diseases, drug reactions of the skin, environmental allergies, food allergies, hair loss disorders, hormonal skin diseases, insect hypersensitivity, nail disorders, parasitic skin diseases, and skin manifestations of systemic diseases.

When should I consider a dermatological evaluation for my pet?

Common signs that something is wrong include: hair loss, redness of skin, scale, and recurring infections. Our doctors have experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of problems including skin, ear, hair and disorders as well as cancers on or in the skin. In some cases we will also recommend an assessment by a specialized dermatologist if your pet is very uncomfortable and not responding to standard treatment plans.

How is my pet cared for during dermatology care?

Treating or managing a dermatological problem will vary, but your veterinarian will work with you in developing a treatment plan that is best suited for your pet’s specific health needs.