Many don't think twice about our pet's hair, skin, and nails. However, our pets can experience issues with these areas. Your pet's hair, skin, and nails fall under pet dermatology. Likewise, our furry family members can experience problems with any of these areas, just like people can. Arrow Animal Hospital in Los Lunas, NM, is committed to caring for our furry family members in every area of their health.
What Is Pet Dermatology?
Pet dermatology may not be a well-known area of veterinary care. However, it's an integral part of veterinary care. Often, the state of your pet's hair, skin, nails, and more may be symptoms of other deeper health issues. Pet dermatology is the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the health and control of your pet's skin, ears, hair, nails, hooves, and mouth. Treatment often includes allergies and other issues involving these areas. In addition, a veterinarian can help with pet skin care and other related problems.
Pet Dermatology Issues
Pets can be affected by factors such as those listed below:
- Bacterial infections
- Environmental allergies
- Parasitic bites
- Ear mites
- Parasitic bites
These issues may manifest in several ways. For example, you may notice bumps and lumps, sores, dry skin, bald spots, rubbing, scratching, scooting, biting, and chewing on other areas of the skin or fur. These are the ways skin care issues may appear concerning your pet.
Pet Skin Care Solutions
Your pet's veterinarian can change your pet's diet, grooming products, and soaps to prevent and treat skin issues. Medicine can also be prescribed as treatment. For example, parasite prevention and treatment may be promising treatment options if you suspect parasitic bites. Your vet may also recommend making adjustments or changing your pet's environment as a method of both treatment and prevention.
Schedule a Pet Exam with Us
Your vet will examine your pet, observe its symptoms, ask questions, and devise a treatment plan. Your vet's treatment plan may include different treatments that include dietary changes, as well as different grooming products and medicine. However, our vet at Arrow Animal Hospital in Los Lunas, NM, will focus on resolving your pet's skincare issues and preventing them. Call us at (505) 865-1826 if your pet is experiencing skin care issues. We can thoroughly explore your pet's skincare issues and devise a solution.