Dermatology at Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital includes diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of skin, eye, ear, and nail conditions in pets.
Veterinary dermatology addresses diseases of the skin, coat, ears, and nails in cats and dogs.
Dermatological problems, particularly chronic or recurring ones, can be irritating or painful to pets and frustrating for their owners.
We have a range of tests and treatment options for dermatological conditions at our disposal.
These allow us to identify the root cause of your pet’s skin disorder and offer a customized treatment plan to start the healing process.
The most common skin conditions in cats and dogs include food or environmental allergies, bacterial infections, hot spots, fleas, ringworm, ear mites, and acne.
Skin problems in pets can range from mild and temporary to more serious problems that can lead to a range of health problems in other parts of the body.
Cats and dogs often develop skin problems as a result of allergic reactions to substances in the environment, or in reaction to ingredients in their food. Underlying diseases or conditions, or fleas, are also often to blame.
Symptoms of skin conditions may include chewing or biting the skin, excessive scratching or licking, rubbing of the face or ears, scooting or rubbing on surfaces, irritated or flakey skin, sores, and hair loss.
We will begin by asking you a series of questions to gather some background information to aid in the diagnosis of your pet's condition. We will perform some tests to determine the root cause of your pet’s skin condition.
Once we know the cause of your pet's condition, we will develop a plan to treat it.
Treatment may include a prescription medication or shampoo, an ear flush, allergy vaccines, diet supplements, antibiotics, or changes to your pet’s environment.
If we determine that long-term treatment is required for a condition, we will develop an ongoing plan to meet your pet’s needs.
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